Joel Selwood  is carried from the ground on Friday night.
Joel Selwood is carried from the ground on Friday night. JULIAN SMITH

Cats skipper expects 'simple' surgery on ankle

GEELONG captain Joel Selwood says surgery on his ankle will be "simple" following a syndesmosis ankle injury suffered against Sydney on Friday night.

Selwood has been ruled out for the remainder of the home-and-away season, with the Cats confident the captain will be back for finals.

The midfielder gave an update on his injury this morning.

"Obviously I didn't get the scan results I was hoping for on the weekend," he said in a video for 20FOUR.

"The ankle was actually feeling not too bad on Saturday but after catching up with the specialist we decided we'll have surgery.

"It's as simple as a tighten up of the ankle so I'll go and have that done and miss the remainder of the home-and-away season but be ready for what's next after that."

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