Cat Travis Varcoe has spent the 2012 season recovering from a stress fracture he suffered at the beginning of the year. Now, Varcoe is set to undergo more surgery to alleviate some of the pain in his right foot. The original diagnosis ruled Varcoe out for ten weeks, however he is now looking at least another eight weeks of rehabilitation to get match-ready. Having already missed five months of training and playing, the two-time premiership player obviously has a lot of work ahead of him.

While his teammate Daniel Menzel’s season ended three weeks ago due to a severe knee injury, Varcoe and the Geelong Football Club are hoping the half-forward will recover in time to return in September. Neil Balme, Geelong’s general manager of football is optimistic that once he has had surgery, there is a good chance Varcoe will play this year. Balme says Varcoe has a positive attitude towards both the surgery and his comeback.