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Collingwood premiership player Tyson Goldsack will require a left knee reconstruction after suffering a tear of his anterior cruciate ligament in last Saturday’s JLT match against the Western Bulldogs in Moe.

Goldsack, 30, was hurt in the final minutes of the encounter, Collingwood’s last before its round one match against Hawthorn at the MCG on 24 March.

The 161 game veteran, who produced career best form in 2017, had scans on Sunday which were followed by a discussion with orthopaedic surgeon Julian Feller earlier today.

He will meet with Feller next week to proceed with the surgery.

“It’s a tough blow for Tyson, who is a senior player in our group and an important one,” Collingwood's General Manager of Football, Geoff Walsh, said.

“The news came as bit of a shock to everyone, Tyson most of all. He jogged from the field thinking he had hyper-extended the knee.

“For him and us, it’s a bitter reminder of how tough our game can be.”

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Tyson Goldsack has been a warrior for Collingwood across his 161-game career.