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Injuries: Tests await ahead of Sydney

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.

Collingwood hopes to have both Jeremy Howe and Brody Mihocek available for Saturday night’s clash against Sydney.

Concussion and ankle injuries limited the pair’s output during Saturday’s loss to Richmond, but General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh believes both will be in the running to take on the Swans should they pass fitness tests later this week.

“So far, Howie’s recovery looks like it’s on track,” Walsh told Collingwood Media’s Injury Update.

“He has come up pretty well and will have the normal screening tests later in the week to ensure there are no lingering effects. We’re hopeful he will get clearance on that, and we’ll know that in the next 72 hours or so.



Jeremy Howe will undergo a fitness test after he was concussed during the first quarter of Collingwood's loss to Richmond on Saturday.

“Brody has progressed really well in the last 48 hours. He will be on light training this week but we would expect he will put his hand up for selection at the end of the week.”

Of other recent injuries, the Magpies will again be without Jordan De Goey, who will miss a second week as the club seeks to off-load a stress reaction in his leg.

Meanwhile, as confirmed on Monday, Matthew Scharenberg and Jamie Elliott were major casualties out of the weekend’s matches.

Click here to view Collingwood's updated injury list.

Scharenberg will miss the remainder of the season as he prepares to undergo a knee reconstruction for the third time, while Elliott’s troublesome hamstring was re-injured in the dying stages of the VFL win over North Melbourne.

“We will have a look at it in the next few days, but neither us or Jamie are saying the season is over here,” Walsh said of Elliott’s reoccurance.

“We will certainly reassess and see what the next few days bring in terms of the medical advice.

“Our hearts go out to Matty Scharenberg, too, and knowing the character of the man, he will fight back.”



Matthew Scharenberg leaves the MCG after rupturing his ACL against Richmond.