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Hogan cleared of major knee damage

YOUNG forward Jesse Hogan has been cleared of a major knee injury, after he hurt it playing for Casey in its 129-point win over Bendigo Gold at Casey Fields on Saturday.

But general manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said Hogan will be monitored closely in the coming days to determine the extent of the injury.

“Jesse hurt his knee early in the first quarter against Bendigo yesterday (Saturday),” he told melbournefc.com.au.

“He came straight off the ground and took no further part and had scans in the afternoon. 

“The results of the scans have shown that there is no major structural damage in Jesse’s knee, but he does appear to have some bone bruising.

“That will be assessed throughout the next couple of days and we’ll know about the extent of the injury then.”

Hogan has starred in his first year in the VFL, booting 39 goals to be fifth on the competition goalkicking table.

He will be eligible to play for Melbourne in 2014, when he is officially named on the primary list.