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Carlton veteran Sam Docherty has revealed he had serious concerns about the state of the 'slippery' MCG playing surface before seeing two Geelong players go down with knee injuries.
All-Australian defender Tom Stewart is set for a stint on the sidelines with suspected medial ligament damage after slipping on the famous venue's turf during Friday night's clash with Collingwood.
Cats teammate Sam De Koning also hurt a knee in similar fashion but returned to action.
Docherty, who missed the 2018 and 2019 seasons because of ACL ruptures, played on the MCG in Thursday night's season opener between the Blues and Richmond.
The 145-game defender said a pre-match inspection of the playing surface - about half of which was relaid this month following two Ed Sheeran concerts - had put him on edge.
Carlton veteran Sam Docherty has revealed he had serious concerns about the state of the 'slippery' MCG playing surface before seeing two