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Cat Josh Caddy breaks foot at training

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Josh Caddy of the Cats snaps for goal during the 2014 AFL round 03 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Geelong Cats at the MCG, Melbourne on April 05, 2014. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Josh Caddy is expected to be out of action for eight weeks
GEELONG has lost midfielder Josh Caddy to a broken foot, with the key youngster set to miss eight weeks after an innocuous training incident on Thursday.  

Caddy, who joined the Cats for the 2013 season after two years at Gold Coast, changed direction and heard a crack in his foot, according to football manager Neil Balme.

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“Scans confirmed the injury and we expect him to miss around eight weeks,” Balme said.

Caddy had averaged 15 possessions in the opening month of the season, winning more than half his touches in contests.  

He launched his second season with the Cats by winning 20 possessions (12 contested) against Adelaide, with the strong-bodied youngster a key asset to the Cats midfield.  

The 21-year-old, who was recruited by the Suns with pick No.7 in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft, has played 46 games since making his debut in 2011.

He was traded to the Cats in exchange for a round-one compensation selection, which the Suns will use at this year's draft, and pick No.57. 

The Cats have named Jackson Sheringham, Jordan Schroder, Josh Walker and Jackson Thurlow on their seven-man bench as potential replacements for the Easter Monday blockbuster against Hawthorn.