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Goldsack prepares for VFL comeback

Injury Update: Will Howe play? General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh provides the latest on Scharenberg, Elliott, Howe, Mihocek, Goldsack and others in Collingwood Media's Injury Update ahead of Saturday's clash with Sydney at the SCG.

Amid a difficult run with injuries has emerged one of season 2018’s finest stories.

Tyson Goldsack’s year looked done before it started when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against the Western Bulldogs in the final practice match of the pre-season.

Now, just a tick over 20 weeks after he sustained the injury, the 2010 premiership hero is preparing to make a comeback to football.

Should he receive green lights from the medical staff, Goldsack is in the mix to line up against Box Hill in the VFL this Sunday.

It would mark one of the most heart-warming stories of the football year, not to mention one of the quickest recoveries from a knee reconstruction in VFL / AFL history.

“As long as we get final boxes ticked at the end of the week from our medicos and specialists, we are looking for Tyson to resume in the VFL this week, which is great news,” General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh told Collingwood Media’s Injury Update.

“It’s a really quick recovery. Barring any last minute changes of heart or mind from our medical staff, we expect him to get clearance later this week.”



Ben Reid and Tyson Goldsack train one-on-one on Tuesday morning. Photo: Collingwood Media.

The news is also brightening for Ben Reid by the week.

Reid, who has not played since round 10, is aiming for a return from surgery on both knees in the coming weeks.

“Since he had the scrape on both knees, he has stepped up his running and we would expect Ben to join in full training this week and do some full training again next week,” Walsh continued.

“Hopefully, in 10 days’ time, we’re looking at Ben being available for selection which is a really strong recovery from his operation.”

Click here to view Collingwood's updated injury list.