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KANGAROO Flat's Corey Greer has been cleared of an ACL injury, but may still miss the remainder of the BFNL season in what's another blow for the Roos.
While Greer has avoided a knee reconstruction after he was hurt in the Roos' round 10 game against Golden Square, the former Kangaroo Flat coach has suffered a medial/meniscus injury.
"There's no ACL damage for Corey, but he has hurt his medial/meniscus. We're not sure yet of a timeframe on his recovery, but I would think it's highly unlikely he gets back before the end of the year," Kangaroo Flat coach Rob Bennett said on Wednesday.
"We're all relieved though that he hasn't done his ACL because that was the concern before he had his scan."
The latest injury setback comes on the back of Greer returning to football last year following a 2017 displaced vertebral disc in his upper spine that threatened his career.
While it could be season over for Greer, ruckman Nick Lang is on the verge of making his return for the Roos.
A broken finger has kept Lang out of the side since the Roos' round seven win over South Bendigo at the QEO.
"Langy is a possibility for this week, but we'll see how he goes at training on Thursday night," Bennett said.
"He hasn't touched the footy for a while and has a specialist appointment on Friday, so we'll know a bit more with where he's at later in the week. If he's not back in this week it will definitely be the following week."
The absence of Lang has left the Roos' ruck duties to the trio of Brodie Fry before he too was injured, Dylan Klemm and Matt Clifford.
The Roos (2-9) have the tough trip to Gisborne this Saturday to take on the second-placed Bulldogs (9-2) and will again have to make do without gun forward recruit Matt Boland.
A combination of his recovery from a pair of knee reconstructions that delayed his start to the season with an ankle injury and now a calf injury sustained in the warm-up prior to last round's game against Golden Square has restricted Boland to just five games this year.
A plus for the Roos is they won't need to contend with star Gisborne forward Pat McKenna, who will play for Vic Country against the VAFA this weekend.
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