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Phillips takes home the time trial

Second-year Magpie Tom Phillips led the way in Collingwood's two-kilometre time trial around Olympic Park on Wednesday morning.

11:32am  Nov 30, 2016

Young Pie's different draft night

Young Tyntynder product Kayle Kirby raised his arms in triumph when he heard Collingwood call out his name with selection No. 50 in the National Draft.

12:21pm  Nov 29, 2016

Pies face kids in Schools Cup

Students from St Kilian’s and St Therese’s Primary Schools took on their heroes from Collingwood's AFL and AFLW teams at Olympic Park on Tuesday.

12:19pm  Nov 29, 2016

Get the latest from the medical room at the Holden Centre thanks to Blackmores. Director of Football Neil Balme last discussed the health of the list on Monday 22 August.

Brayden Sier (back)
Brayden Sier he thought might be back for this week. His back is progressing pretty well. He just hasn’t done enough running for us to play him. We won’t play him this week and we’ll see how we go. He’s some chance of playing in the VFL finals, but unless he gets some work into his legs, he may not. We may look after him. 

Taylor Adams (ankle/hip)
Taylor Adams missed the game with an ankle and has also had some hip injuries. He’s had an arthroscope of the hip. It’s only been done today, so I’m not sure of the outcome. But I expect that to be a quick recovery.

Ben Reid (knee)
Ben has had surgery on his knee. He had his PCL repaired. They’re very confident that he’ll get through. There’s obviously quite a significant recovery period but he’ll have a decent preseason and should be able to play at the start of next season. 

Tyson Goldsack (foot/ankle)
Tyson Goldsack was a late withdrawal from the game. He had a foot/ankle injury. He was pretty sore. The docs have looked at it today and we’re pretty confident that he’ll get up for this week. As long as he can get through the weeks and get through the tests, he’s short term. We’re hopeful that he’ll be able to play in the last game.

Alex Fasolo and Tim Broomhead (shoulder)
They’ve both had their surgery and they’re pretty sore. We’re pretty confident that the surgery will work well. They’ll certainly be three or four months before they get back to square one, but obviously they’ve got the whole preseason for that. Let’s hope they come back 100 per cent. - 15 August

Ben Sinclair (concussion)
He’s recovered really quite well. He’s training but we don’t think we’ll take a risk for the rest of the year with his concussions. We need to get to the bottom of it and give him a decent chance of being able to put some games together. He’s very keen to play, as we are. But naturally there’ll have to be a bit of testing for him to go through to ensure that he’s okay. Other things we need to look at is how this keeps happening to him. Is he putting his head in the wrong place etc. We’ll see how we go. He’s obviously missing and we’re keen for him to come back. With all those concussion things, we’re very concerned about his future. We’ll do everything we can to see that he’s okay. - 15 August

Tom Langdon (knee)
Tommy Langdon has had a tough year with ankle, knee – the whole thing. He’s had his knee re-done. He’s certainly still very much medium term, probably long term. I don’t think we’ll be expecting to get much out of him this year. He’s going okay, but we just want him to settle down. - 18 July

Jamie Elliott (back)
Jamie Elliott’s back is similar. He’s in pretty good shape now. He’s progressing, but he’s certainly very much long term still. - 18 July

Jackson Ramsay (knee)
Jackson Ramsay’s knee is the same. He’s very much long term. He’s going pretty well but he won’t play this year. - 18 July

Matthew Scharenberg (knee)
Matthew Scharenberg is a bit in front of Jackson. He’s going along very well. I don’t think we’ll put any pressure on him to try and play this year either. He’s very much long term also, but he is going well and should have a full pre-season in front of him one would hope. - 18 July

Dane Swan (foot)
Swanny is actually improving. He’s weight-bearing. He’s got a long way to go with that so he’s certainly very much long term. We’ll keep you informed with how he goes, but we won’t know for some time. He’s up and about and we’re hoping he comes through pretty well. - 18 July

The Blackmores injury update explained
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.

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.

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."

Post-season injury wrap

Neil Balme delivers the 2016 injury wrap, featuring the latest update on James Aish, Mason Cox, Jesse White and Tyson Goldsack.

August 30, 2016  4:41 PM

More Blackmores Injury Updates

Post-season injury wrap

4:41PM Aug 30, 2016

Season ends for three Magpies

4:37PM Aug 15, 2016

A verdict on Pendlebury's ankle

4:05PM Aug 8, 2016

Wait on Moore

5:00PM Aug 1, 2016

Balme concerned over concussion

4:00PM Jul 25, 2016

Six Magpies face fitness tests

5:31PM Jul 4, 2016

All clear for Cox

6:10PM May 16, 2016

The verdict on Reid

5:10PM May 9, 2016

A test awaits for Taylor

5:10PM May 3, 2016

A risk to take him to Perth

5:10PM Apr 27, 2016

Key Pies face fitness test

6:10PM Apr 19, 2016

Surgery date set for Swan

4:10PM Apr 4, 2016

An update on Swan and more

5:10PM Mar 29, 2016

Injury Update: Will Cloke return?

5:41PM Aug 10, 2015

Cloke: 'I've had some good news'

2:42PM Jul 21, 2015


More conditioning for hamstrung Darcy

Darcy Moore will attempt to ensure this hamstring injury is his last when he returns to action in preparation for 2017.

8:57pm Aug 22, 2016


Three Magpies ruled out for season

Three players have been ruled out for the remaining two games of the 2016 home and away season.

4:58pm Aug 15, 2016


Season ends for two Magpies

Shoulder surgery has officially ended the season's of two injured Collingwood players.

4:35pm Aug 8, 2016


VFL: Witts and De Goey to take on Coburg

Jarrod Witts and Jordan De Goey are two of 12 AFL-listed players who have been named to take on Coburg at the Holden Centre on Saturday afternoon.

6:00pm Aug 4, 2016


Five players face fitness tests

Darcy Moore is one of five Collingwood players who will this week face a fitness test ahead of the Magpies clash with Richmond on Friday night.

5:32pm Aug 1, 2016


Balme: Fourth concussion a concern

Neil Balme says Ben Sinclair will not be rushed back into full playing duties as the 24-year-old recovers from his fourth concussion of the season.

4:53pm Jul 25, 2016


Long-term injuries assessed

Collingwood director of football Neil Balme has provided an update on the health of players on the long-term injury list, such as Dane Swan, Jamie Elliott, Tom Langdon, Jackson Ramsay and Matt Scharenberg.

6:56pm Jul 18, 2016


Fasolo to prove fitness for Crows clash

Alex Fasolo and Brayden Sier will face fitness tests this week as Collingwood's injury list continues to shorten.

4:47pm Jul 11, 2016


Six Magpies face fitness tests

Taylor Adams and Alex Fasolo are among six Magpies who will attempt to prove their fitness before facing the GWS Giants on Saturday.

6:01pm Jul 4, 2016


Duo ready to strengthen forward line

Darcy Moore and Tim Broomhead are likely to return from injury this weekend, either via the VFL or in Collingwood's clash with Carlton at the MCG.

7:57pm Jun 27, 2016


Elliott on the road to recovery

Jamie Elliott believes he remains a chance to play again in 2016 as he continues to recover from the back injury which has kept him sidelined this year.

8:32pm Jun 16, 2016


Five players close to a return

A number of Collingwood players currently on the injury list may be close to a return after Neil Balme downgraded their injury status to short term.

7:29pm Jun 16, 2016


Howe faces fitness test

Jeremy Howe remains a chance to play against his old side Melbourne if he passes a fitness test on two separate injuries.

5:27pm Jun 7, 2016


Injuries: Four to be assessed

Four Collingwood players finished the match injured as the Magpies went down to the Western Bulldogs at the MCG on Sunday.

11:21pm May 29, 2016


Surgery required for injured forward

Jamie Elliott will have surgery on his troublesome back after consulting with a specialist on Monday.

5:37pm May 23, 2016


Two talls set for Saturday

Two of Collingwood's bookends are expected to take the field on Saturday against Geelong after being cleared of serious injury.

6:24pm May 16, 2016


Cloke quashes rumours

Axed Collingwood forward Travis Cloke has dispelled rumours he is considering leaving the Holden Centre.

7:00pm May 9, 2016


Reid cleared of serious shoulder injury

Ben Reid may take on Brisbane at the Gabba on Saturday night after being cleared on any serious shoulder injury.

6:01pm May 9, 2016


Four Magpies to face fitness tests

Taylor Adams is one of four Magpies set to undergo fitness tests before Collingwood's clash with Carlton on Saturday afternoon.

7:12pm May 3, 2016


Varcoe in doubt to travel west

Travis Varcoe may be sidelined for the second time this season, with Neil Balme stating the club would take a conservative approach with a hamstring injury he sustained on ANZAC Day.

7:15pm Apr 27, 2016