Geelong will not be tempted to hurry captain Joel Selwood back into their team as the keep one eye on the upcoming AFL finals.
Selwood missed his fourth game of the season on Friday as the Cats moved to the top of the AFL ladder, albeit having played a game more than Brisbane and Port Adelaide, with a come-from-behind 11-point win over the Western Bulldogs.
While the Cats now have over a week until their next game against Essendon, Scott is refusing to declare the 32-year-old as a certain starter against the Bombers.
"Joel's 32 now and I think he's got a lot of footy left in him if we manage him the right way," Scott said.
"So I could speculate and say he'd be back but then that will just mean more questions if he doesn't play.
"I think the message that I would like to communicate is we're going to be careful with him."
In Selwood's absence, it was superstar Patrick Dangerfield who sparked the comeback against the Bulldogs after the Cats trailed by six goals at quarter-time in Friday's match.
Dangerfield finished with a game-high 35 disposals in a best-on-ground display, but Scott also reserved praise for hard-running Gary Rohan.
The 29-year-old only had 10 disposals for the game but kicked two goals in the final quarter including the sealing major with less than a minute to play and was a menace to the Bulldogs defenders all night.
""There were a few moments where he was crucial, even a 50/50 ball coming out of deep 50 could go either way and he just finds a way to win it," Scott said.
"He's got some attributes as well, he's got extreme speed but you've still got to do it.
"I thought he was terrific and could have had a bigger game too, he got some hands to marks that he just couldn't quite finish but he's improving all the time for us. He's become an important player for us."