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VFL: Statistics and player comments

Get the full statistical rundown from Collingwood's thrilling win over Footscray at Victoria Park on Saturday.

5:52pm  May 6, 2015

Does the oldest Magpie match Fletch?

As Essendon's Dustin Fletcher prepares to become only the second league footballer to play in his 40's, Glenn McFarlane looks back at the story of Ted Rowell.

2:28pm  May 6, 2015

Seedsman in doubt for Friday

ANZAC Day Medallist Paul Seedsman is struggling to shake off a glute injury in time to face Geelong on Friday night.

12:57pm  May 6, 2015




On 4 April, Director of Football Neil Balme provided an update on the injury status of the following players.

Paul Seedsman (glute)
"Paul Seedsman was subbed off during the game. He had a bit of pain in his glute. It was more out of conservatism than anything else that he came off. He’s in reasonably good shape and we’re confident he’ll play this week."

Clinton Young (hamstring)
“Clinton slightly hurt his hamstring in the VFL... There’s some chance he might play this week, but he might get another week off. It’s disappointing for him but he’ll be alright.”

Tim Broomhead (illness)
“Tim Broomhead was crook on the weekend but he’s well again so he’ll certainly be available this week to play."

Brayden Maynard (concussion)
“Brayden Maynard got a concussion early in the game in the VFL. He’s not too bad today but we’ll just have to see how we go. We won’t take any risks with it. There’s some chance he’ll play this week but he may miss.”

Michael Manteit (rested)
“Michael Manteit was rested this week. He’ll be available to play this week, certainly in the VFL.”

Ben Reid (quad)
“He’s in pretty good shape. We’d be reasonably confident he’d be some chance to play this week. Once again, we’ll see how he trains but he’s in pretty good shape.”

Darcy Moore (hamstring)
“It’s not as bad as we thought it could have been. But we’ll be conservative with it and take our time. He’s been walking around pain-free so he’s in pretty good shape. But it’ll still be medium term before he plays again.”

Steele Sidebottom (thumb)
“Steele Sidebottom is getting on very well. He won’t play this weekend but there’s a chance he’ll play against Richmond so we’re hoping that happens. There needs to be a bit of work done, but we’re very confident of that.”

Darcy Moore (hamstring)
"Unfortunately, Darcy Moore, who has been going so well, hurt his hamstring. When he did it, it looked like he might be out forever. Fortunately, after another look at it, it’s not quite as bad. We haven’t got the results of the scans yet. He’ll certainly miss this week, but hopefully not too much more."

Tony Armstrong (knee)
“Tony Armstrong has come on very well with his knee. He was a bit sore last week. He’s some chance to play this week but we’ll see how he goes. We won’t take any risks so he may or may not play.”

Ben Sinclair (hamstring)
“Ben Sinclair has been working very hard on his hamstring (injury). As we said at the outset, it’s certainly a medium term and he’s still got a way to go yet. But he’s working really hard on it."

Levi Greenwood (ankle)
"He’s doing some work running on the alterG. He’s starting to get there but it’ll still be medium term before he returns.”

Brent Macaffer (knee)
"We’re pretty happy with the way he’s going. He’s going to be a little while yet. Certainly still…"

Jackson Ramsay (leg)
“Jackson Ramsay was a little bit sore after the game. He had a little bit of a knock on his leg. He could well be fine and we’re hoping for him to get up for this week but we’ll just have to see how he recovers. There’s some chance that he won’t (play) but we’re hopeful that he will.”

Collingwood's injury list explained

In 2015, Collingwood will be using the following method to categorise its injuries:

Short-term
A short-term injury indicates that there is some chance a player will play in the VFL or AFL on the coming weekend, but it is more likely that they won't.

Medium-term
If a player has sustained a medium-term injury, it is considered that he will require more than a two weeks to return to the VFL or the AFL, but the club is unsure exactly how long it will be.

Long-term
If a player has sustained a long-term injury, that means it will be more than six weeks until they play football at either VFL or AFL level.

"We normally talk about how many weeks players are going to miss, but we never know for sure," Director of Football Neil Balme explained.

"It’s always a bit of a guess. This stops us from saying two-to-three weeks, which then turns into 18 weeks, which can quite often happen."


Injury update: Moore's hamstring

Hear from young Magpie Darcy Moore and Physician in Charge Dr. Chris Bradshaw as they provide an update on the former's hamstring injury sustained against Essendon in the VFL.

May 6, 2015  10:00 AM

More Blackmores Injury Updates


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Seedsman in doubt for Friday

ANZAC Day Medallist Paul Seedsman is struggling to shake off a glute injury in time to face Geelong on Friday night.

12:57pm May 6, 2015

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Injury update: Youngsters expected to recover

Three of Collingwood’s emerging stars are expected to recover from injury to play against Geelong in round six.

6:04pm May 4, 2015

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Injuries: Update on three recruits

Get the latest on three members of Collingwood’s 2014 draft class ahead of round four of the VFL season.

4:03pm May 4, 2015

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Selection: Swan racing the clock

Collingwood will make a call on Dane Swan's fitness on Thursday and won't name him for Friday night's clash with Carlton if there is doubt over his sprained ankle.

12:59pm Apr 29, 2015

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Top draft choice poised for return

Matthew Scharenberg’s journey to the top level will step up a notch this Saturday when he returns from a knee reconstruction in the VFL against Footscray.

5:29pm Apr 27, 2015

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Moore injures hamstring

Collingwood draftee Darcy Moore sustained a suspected hamstring injury during his team's loss to Essendon in the VFL on Sunday.

5:13pm Apr 26, 2015

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Greenwood back on his feet

Levi Greenwood is off crutches and has set his sights on running again just three weeks after fracturing his ankle.

4:38pm Apr 13, 2015

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Injury Update: Witts to miss

Collingwood will tackle its season opener against Brisbane without the help of ruckman Jarrod Witts.

5:15pm Apr 1, 2015

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Reid hasn't suffered a setback, insists Pendles

Collingwood scaled Ben Reid's training back this week, prompting speculation he may have injured himself again, but Scott Pendlebury says it was all part of the plan.

3:24pm Mar 25, 2015

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Greenwood knocked for six

Collingwood will be without recruit Levi Greenwood in the early rounds of the 2015 home and away season after scans revealed the 26-year-old has sustained a fractured ankle.

5:26pm Mar 23, 2015

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McGuire expects Greenwood to miss

Collingwood President Eddie McGuire expects recruit Levi Greenwood to miss the early part of the season due to the ankle injury he suffered against the Western Bulldogs.

9:55am Mar 23, 2015

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Hurt Pie 'likely to miss weeks'

Collingwood is likely to be without Levi Greenwood for at least its opening round clash against Brisbane after the recruit suffered an ankle injury on Saturday night.

12:19am Mar 22, 2015

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'It's been extremely tough', says young Pie

Last weekend Matthew Scharenberg returned to the Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo where the young Magpie was forced to put his career on hold for the second time in six months.

3:04pm Mar 21, 2015

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Full steam ahead for top draftee

Matthew Scharenberg, Collingwood’s top draft choice of 2013, continues to make a swift recovery from knee surgery.

12:45pm Mar 19, 2015

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'Has he done enough work?': Reid concerns

Collingwood defender Ben Reid is "a reasonable chance" to play in round one, but the Magpies won't be taking any risks if there is any doubt over his fitness, Director of Football Neil Balme says.

6:35pm Mar 16, 2015

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Reid set for VFL return

Two more pieces of Collingwood’s 2015 puzzle will begin to slide into place when Collingwood’s VFL team meets Geelong in a practice match on Saturday.

6:36pm Mar 12, 2015

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'Folly' to plan for Reid's return

Collingwood wants to settle Ben Reid into a familiar defensive role in 2015 once it is confident he has overcome his injury problems.

10:57am Feb 13, 2015

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Magpies confident Reid will play in round one

Collingwood confident versatile big man Ben Reid will be ready to go for round one.

9:25am Feb 9, 2015

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Seedsman's hip in good shape

Collingwood is satisfied Paul Seedsman's hip is in good condition after he underwent exploratory surgery on Friday because he was experiencing minor soreness in the joint.

1:32pm Jan 25, 2015

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White undergoes scans

Key forward Jesse White is waiting on the results of scans after rolling his ankle at training on Monday.

11:00am Jan 13, 2015