Hawkins hit for six by foot injury

June 25, 2024 BY

Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins is out for at least six weeks because of his foot injury. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)

Geelong veteran Tom Hawkins aims to return well ahead of the AFL finals after being ruled out for six weeks by a foot injury.

The Cats say their games-record holder has suffered an atypical mid foot joint and ligament injury in his left foot.

The 35-year-old, who is uncontracted beyond this season, will be sidelined six to eight weeks.

“Tom has already been in the club today and commenced his off-foot training,” Geelong’s football manager Andrew Mackie said.

“He’ll remain in a boot for the next couple of weeks before progressing based on clinical signs.

“Tom is in a positive and optimistic mindset and we are confident he will give himself the best chance to have an impact later in the season.”