Gun midfielder Brandon Parfitt has been cleared of major damage to his right hand and is expected to line up for Geelong in Saturday's AFL clash with Gold Coast.
Parfitt hurt the hand during the Cats' scrappy win over St Kilda last week and was spotted wearing a protective glove at training on Wednesday.
But coach Chris Scott has no concerns over the 23-year-old's fitness.
Parfitt is averaging a career-best 20 disposals a game and is Geelong's leading tackler this season.
"He got stood on and had it looked at (but) he's fine," Scott said.
Small forward Luke Dahlhaus is a chance to overcome what Scott best described as a "thorasic spine issue that resulted in some spasms" to play against Gold Coast at GMHBA Stadium.
The injury kept Dahlhaus out of the Saints game, while defender Jake Kolodjashnij (knee) could also be available this week after missing three matches.
Scott conceded Geelong were "lucky" to edge past St Kilda, who were left to rue a raft missed opportunities in front of goal.
Saints forward Max King got hold of an undersized defence at times but kicked 1.5 and failed to punish the Cats, who opted to use the versatile Mark Blicavs in the ruck.
Scott will consider pushing Blicavs back to cover King's twin brother and Gold Coast leading goal kicker Ben King this week.
"Max and Ben are really good players, so you can jump at shadows a little bit and focus too much on one player," Scott said.
"If (last week) was a bit different then we may have shifted, but it's a constant debate that we have internally around where Blicavs is best served."
Meanwhile, Scott said he will resist the urge to rest captain Joel Selwood before next month's bye rounds.
The veteran midfielder sat out a month late last season and forecast early in 2021 he would rest at stages again this year.
But Selwood, who turns 33 next week, is likely to play against Gold Coast and Collingwood before the Cats' bye in round 12.
Australian Associated Press