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Luke Mason  July 10, 2018 5:00 PM

Update on Hoskin-Elliott's injury Get the latest on several key Magpies, including Will Hoskin-Elliott, who left the field with a leg injury against Essendon, from General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh. Collingwood will take on West Coast at the MCG on Sunday.

Will Hoskin-Elliott remains a chance to face West Coast this Sunday, after the Collingwood forward was cleared of major damage to his leg.

The 24-year-old has been one of the revelations of the season, kicking 31 goals in the first 15 games of the year.

He limped from the MCG after a collision during the opening term of Collingwood’s thrilling win over Essendon on Sunday. He returned to the field later in the game, managing an important third-quarter goal.

General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh told Collingwood Media’s Injury Update Hoskin-Elliott’s bone bruising will be assessed during the week.

“Pleasingly, Will’s injury has turned out to be a little bit better than we thought,” Walsh said.

Click here to view Collingwood’s updated injury list.

“At the time, it looked worrying with the front on contact, but it turns out it’s bone bruising, and that will be treated symptomatically.

“He could well be available this week, we’ll just see how he comes up in the next three or four days. Certainly the serious injury that we thought it was hasn’t eventuated, so that is good news.”

The news isn’t as bright for Flynn Appleby, who will sit out the next three-to-four weeks with a hamstring complaint.

The rookie has been one of the finds of the season, playing nine of a possible 10 games since his debut against Richmond in round six.
Collingwood will also be without Rupert Wills for the next fortnight after he injured his hamstring ahead of last Sunday’s VFL match against Werribee.

“Rupert missed last week with a hamstring that will probably be a two-week job,” Walsh said.

“By the other side of the bye this time next week, we will see how he is travelling with his rehab.”

Click here to view Collingwood’s updated injury list.