Patrick Dangerfield
MidfielderM
Out
Injury Ankle
Sidelined up to two months
MGeelong Cats
Ankle
April 21, 2021
Dangerfield will undergo surgery on his ankle that could sideline him for up to two months, Mitch Cleary of the AFL's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Dangerfield has been a key cog for the Cats this season, so his absence is certainly a cause for concern in the Cats' midfield. More information on his status should surface once he's cleared to rejoin the action.
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Injury worse than first thought
MGeelong Cats
Ankle
April 20, 2021
Dangerfield (ankle) could miss multiple weeks with an ankle injury that was initially not seen as a serious issue, according to Damian Barrett of AFL.com.
ANALYSIS
Dangerfield has only played twice this season due to a suspension and picked up this injury upon his return. Since his status still remains up in the air, it's worth monitoring to see how fit he will be if available for Round 6 or when he could return at full strength.
Shouldn't miss time with ankle injury
MGeelong Cats
Ankle
April 19, 2021
The Cats are optimistic that Dangerfield will be available for Friday's match against the Eagles after he exited Geelong's Round 5 win over North Melbourne with an ankle injury, Matt Balmer and Max Laughton of FoxSports.com.au report.
ANALYSIS
Dangerfield labeled his injury as a "minor tweak" after he limped off the field early in Sunday's victory. Assuming Dangerfield checks out fine during Round 6 training sessions, he shouldn't face any restrictions against West Coast this week.
Out for three matches
MGeelong Cats
Suspension
March 23, 2021
Dangerfield was found guilty by a match review tribunal and will miss the next three Rounds against Brisbane, Hawthorn and Melbourne. He's was caught making a heavy challenge with Adelaide's Jake Kelly that left Kelly with a concussion and the decision was not appealed.
ANALYSIS
Dangerfield will next be available in Round 5 against North Melbourne after he completes his suspension. He still had a productive start to the season with 26 disposals and six marks made, so it's worth tracking his return to the field.
Falls short in Grand Final loss
MGeelong Cats
October 24, 2020
Dangerfield ended with 12 disposals (seven kicks, five handballs), three tackles, one mark, one goal and one behind in Saturday's 81-50 Grand Final loss to Richmond.
ANALYSIS
Dangerfield was unable to lift his side to victory in what was his first Grand Final appearance. The classy midfielder could simply not get his hands on the ball down the stretch as the Cats blew an early 22 point lead. Despite the loss, it has certainly been an impressive season for Dangerfield who finished inside the top-10 in multiple categories. He will be almost 31 years of age when next season kicks off and his premiership window is getting smaller by the year.
Stars in thumping victory
MGeelong Cats
October 10, 2020
Dangerfield ended with 19 disposals (13 kicks, six handballs) six marks, four goals and one tackle in Saturday's 100-32 victory over the Magpies.
ANALYSIS
Dangerfield stamped his class on the game from the opening bounce and turned in arguably the best finals performance of his career as the Cats dominated a terrible Collingwood outfit. He floated between the forward line and the midfield and was simply in a class of his own. The win sets up a mouth-watering matchup against the Lions next Saturday with the winner moving through to the Grand Final.