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VFL squad: Broomhead's back

Tim Broomhead will return from injury in Collingwood's VFL clash with the Northern Blues at the Holden Centre on Saturday.

8:08pm  Jun 30, 2016

Selection: Two inclusions take on the Blues

Darcy Moore is one of two inclusions who will take on Carlton at the MCG on Saturday.

6:20pm  Jun 30, 2016

The selection intrigue continues

Darcy Moore looms as an inclusion to the team to take on Carlton, as Nathan Buckley discussed the best way to tackle the Blues at the MCG on Saturday night.

1:05pm  Jun 30, 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 27 June.

Tim Broomhead (ankle)
We have good news on his ankle. He’s been training pretty well and he’ll almost certainly play, probably in the VFL this week to give himself a run. We’re happy to see Tim back. 

Ben Crocker (knee)
Ben Crocker has knee tendonitis and missed last week. He got a bit sore towards the end of the week. We’re pretty confident that he’ll get through this week and be available. There’s no certainty. He’ll be tested.

Darcy Moore (collarbone)
He trained pretty well last week and was even pressing for selection, but didn’t quite make it. We’re pretty confident that he’ll get up for this week. Naturally he’ll have to get through training, but we’re fairly confident that he will get there.

Taylor Adams (hamstring)
Taylor Adams is going fairly well also. He’s been pressing as well, but I think we’ll make him do a little bit more work. I don’t think he’ll play this week. But certainly he’ll be back either next week or the week after, he’s going pretty well.

Alex Fasolo (shoulder)
Alex Fasolo is in a similar boat with that shoulder. He’s feeling pretty good and working pretty hard. He probably won’t get up for this week but there’s got to be some chance for next week. He’s not completely out of the question for this week but I would predict not, but a fairly good chance for the week after.

Brayden Sier (hand)
Brayden Sier has recovered. He’s got the all clear to play after his wrist injury. I’m pretty sure we’ll train him for a full week and probably won’t play this week, probably will (return) the week after, just to get him back into the right knick. 

Tom Langdon (knee)
Unfortunately Tommy Langdon, who’s had a similar ankle injury (to Broomhead), don’t have quite as good news. That knee that he’s had has been giving him some troubles. He went and saw the surgeon last week and they decided to have an arthroscopic surgery last Friday. They had to fix some problem with his medial meniscus. He’ll miss something, at least medium term, maybe even long term so he can recover from that. We’re pretty happy with the outcome of it, but unfortunately he won’t play for a little while. 

Jamie Elliott (back)
Jamie Elliott had surgery today on his back. It all seems to be as expected. We didn’t expect any complications with it. He’s likely to be off his feet for five or six weeks until he recovers from that surgery, and then he’ll be able to get going again. He’s very much long term still. - Monday 30 June

Jackson Ramsay (knee)
Jackson Ramsay is now back at the club. He’s had his surgery and is recovering from that. He’s going okay but he’s very much long term as well. - Tuesday 26 April

Matthew Scharenberg (knee)
Matt Scharenberg is very much long term obviously. He’s doing a fair bit of work kicking the footy and a few things, but he’s very much long term still. - Tuesday 26 April

Dane Swan (foot)
Dane has his boot on and off again. He’s learning how to walk again. He’s certainly on the improve and he was doing some weights freely as well. We’re very positive about the way Swanny is going but he’ll still be a while of course.

The Blackmores injury update explained
 
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."


The latest on the weekend's injuries

Watch Neil Balme provide an update on the injury status of several key magpies including Taylor Adams, Alex Fasolo, Darcy Moore and more.

May 30, 2016  3:00 PM

More Blackmores Injury Updates

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

Grundy: A brace for two weeks

5:11PM Jun 15, 2015

Injury update: Moore's hamstring

10:00AM May 6, 2015


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cloke quashes rumours

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

7:00pm May 9, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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Talls to undergo fitness tests

Travis Cloke remains a chance of representing Collingwood on ANZAC Day despite injuring his elbow against Melbourne.

6:46pm Apr 19, 2016

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Williams suffers 'medium term' injury

Defender Marley Williams will be restricted to the sidelines after injuring his foot in the second quarter against St Kilda on Saturday.

9:36pm Apr 11, 2016

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Young Pie's ACL tear confirmed

Collingwood defender Jackson Ramsay has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

5:47pm Apr 7, 2016

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Swan surgery date confirmed

Dane Swan will this week have surgery on his broken foot and leg. Neil Balme provides an update on Swan and other key Magpies in this week's Blackmores Injury Update.

6:13pm Apr 4, 2016

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'Courageous' Fasolo's lucky escape

Neil Balme says Alex Fasolo is in the frame for round two selection, despite the forward's dramatic fall during Saturday night's loss to the Swans.

11:32am Mar 30, 2016

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Surgery for new Magpie recruit

Collingwood recruit Jeremy Howe has undergone surgery to repair a broken finger.

4:06pm Feb 9, 2016

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Scharenberg surgery 'done and dusted'

Young defender Matthew Scharenberg has given his knee surgery the tick of approval.

1:41pm Dec 3, 2015

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Scharenberg to undergo reconstruction

Highly promising Collingwood defender Matthew Scharenberg is to undergo a knee reconstruction after injuring himself at training on Monday morning.

2:23pm Nov 23, 2015

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Swan out, Cloke a chance

Travis Cloke remains some chance of taking his place in the Collingwood line up for its final game of the home and away season.

5:32pm Aug 31, 2015