Geelong speedster Cory Gregson has been placed on the club’s long-term injury list.
Gregson has been battling foot stress fractures since July and underwent surgery to remove a screw from his foot which was troubling him in January.
After being in and out of the team in 2016, he was ruled out for the rest of the season after Round 17.
Since being recruited with pick No.47 in the 2014 AFL Draft, Gregson has played 29 games and kicked 17 goals.
The Cats haven’t nominated a rookie to replace Gregson at this point.