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Chapman out with hamstring injury

04/08/2009 07:18:51 PM Comments (0)

Geelong star Paul Chapman is expected to miss the AFL club's next two games with a hamstring injury.

The midfielder-forward starred with six goals in the club's two-point win over Adelaide on Saturday, despite sustaining the injury early in the match.

He joins a growing list of injury concerns for the Cats, with James Kelly, Matthew Scarlett and Harry Taylor all set to remain on the sidelines for Friday night's clash with Carlton.

Ruckman Brad Ottens' return date to the senior side also remains indefinite.

"He played with (the injury) and he wants to play this week, but we're not going to let him," coach Mark Thompson said of Chapman.

The coach was not overly concerned with the current injury spate.

"We're just having a year where we're getting injured, we've had two really good years where we haven't had many," he told the AFL website.

"It just goes in cycles, I don't think it's a real concern, but we'll look at what we do and try and avoid this situation happening next year."

With Scarlett and Taylor ruled out, Thompson cited Andrew Mackie, Darren Milburn and Joel Corey as contenders for the defensive job on Carlton star forward Brendan Fevola.

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