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2015 VFL fixture announced

Collingwood will finish the 2015 VFL season by playing eight of its last 11 matches at Victoria Park.

1:09pm  Dec 18, 2014

Kids enter free on Sundays

Children aged under 15 will be granted free entry to Sunday matches at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in season 2015.

12:26pm  Dec 18, 2014

Photos: A day at the Westpac Centre

Spend a day inside the Westpac Centre as the Magpies work themselves into a sweat during pre-season training.

8:40pm  Dec 17, 2014



On 26 November, Football Operations Manager Marcus Wagner provided an update on the injury status of the following players.

Nathan Brown (shoulder reconstruction)
"Nathan has returned really well. He’s progressing nicely and will return to full training before Christmas."

Nathan Freeman (hamstring)
"Unfortunately we only saw Nathan about a quarter and bit in that NAB Challenge game versus Geelong, but he has come back in really good condition. He won the two kilometre time trial with the first to fourth year players and he’s looking great, so fingers crossed he can get through the pre-season and our supporters can see what he can do once the games roll around."

Patrick Karnezis (osteitis pubis/hamstring)
"Patrick missed a big chunk of the pre-season last year, but he is flying, he’s in great condition. We’re expecting big things from him this year, but he’s really setting the bar high during this pre-season."

Jonathon Marsh (hamstring)
"Jonathon, who injured his hamstring late in the season last year, is also building towards full fitness and also will resume full training once the boys return from Christmas."

Brent Macaffer (knee)
"Caff set a very audacious goal of returning in round one, and no one’s going to get in his way, so he’s still every chance to hit that target."

Scott Pendlebury (shoulder)
"Scott is not in contact drills at the moment but we’ll look for him to resume full training after Christmas. He is progressing really well."

Matthew Scharenberg (knee)
“Matt came back from the off-season in fantastic condition, we couldn’t have expected more from a guy coming into his second year at the club. The way he presented himself was fabulous. We’re not going to rush him."

Josh Thomas (finger)
"Josh had an unfortunate incident when he damaged his finger while overseas. He’s working on his conditioning at the moment but he can’t do any ball work until after the break, but he’s going to come back super fit."

Jarrod Witts (shoulder)
"Jarrod is not in contact drills at the moment but we’ll look for him to resume full training after Christmas. He is progressing really well."

On 17 December, it was revealed Ben Reid had sustained a minor calf injury.

Ben Reid (calf)
“At this point, we think it is a three-to-four week type of thing. It’s a tweak, or strain, rather than a tear of the calf but it’s disappointing, particularly given his run (of injuries) this year. We don’t play until April, so there is a fair amount of time left in the pre-season to get him right. If he can get some continuity in his training, at high intensity, he should be fine,” - Director of Football Neil Balme.

 

Injury Update: Ben Reid

Hear from CEO Gary Pert and captain Scott Pendlebury as they discuss Ben Reid's calf injury during Tuesday's press conference at United Petroleum.

December 16, 2014  5:10 PM

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Reid, Magpies search for answers

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury says the club will continue to search for the best possible treatment for injured swingman Ben Reid.

2:42pm Dec 16, 2014

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Fresh blow for Reid

Collingwood defender Ben Reid has suffered a minor calf injury that will slow his pre-season until the New Year.

12:45pm Dec 16, 2014

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Key Pies put injuries behind them

Several of Collingwood’s key players whose 2014 campaigns were ravaged by injury have made a flying start to the pre-season.

4:06pm Nov 26, 2014

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Thomas suffers tendon damage

Collingwood has confirmed midfielder Josh Thomas is unlikely to be involved in any ball work until after Christmas suffering tendon damage in his hand.

6:49am Nov 7, 2014

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Tagger's recovery on track

Brent Macaffer is one of a handful of Magpies to have successfully undergone surgery ahead of the 2014/2015 pre-season.

10:31am Oct 8, 2014

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Injury update: Four go down

Collingwood will be without Brent Macaffer and Matthew Scharenberg for the remainder of 2014, two other Magpies retain some hope of returning before the season is out.

11:05am Aug 26, 2014

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Macaffer eyes late 2015

Brent Macaffer is confident he can return before the end of the 2015 season, as the Collingwood tagger prepares for his second knee reconstruction.

5:54pm Aug 25, 2014

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Injury: Macaffer ruptures ACL

Tagger Brent Macaffer suffered a rupture to his ACL during Collingwood's courageous eight-point win over Greater Western Sydney on Saturday evening.

9:01pm Aug 23, 2014

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Scharenberg requires reconstruction

Prized draftee Matthew Scharenberg will undergo a knee reconstruction after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Friday’s VFL match against Bendigo.

1:18pm Aug 23, 2014

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Injury update: Toovey to miss

Collingwood’s extraordinary injury toll continues to mount in the wake of its loss to Brisbane with Alan Toovey ruled out of Saturday's trip to Greater Western Sydney.

5:01pm Aug 18, 2014

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Injury update: Two gone for the season

Collingwood will be without Dayne Beams and Ben Reid for the remainder of 2014 but the news is better for its three remaining injury victims.

3:03pm Aug 17, 2014

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Injury update: Swan to play

Collingwood champion Dane Swan is expected to make his return from a foot injury in Saturday’s must-win game against Brisbane.

3:16pm Aug 12, 2014

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Injury update: Adams to miss 4-6

Collingwood’s gutsy six-point win over Port Adelaide has come at a cost, with young midfielder Taylor Adams ruled out for the next 4-6 weeks with a torn ligament in his finger.

5:19pm Aug 4, 2014

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Injury update: Two face tests

Experienced duo Luke Ball and Alan Toovey are in the frame for senior selection against Port Adelaide this Sunday.

4:06pm Jul 29, 2014

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Young Magpie out for season

Adam Oxley will undergo ankle surgery later this week and miss the remainder of the season.

3:53pm Jul 29, 2014

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Magpies celebrate Multicultural Round

Collingwood joins the AFL community this week in celebrating Multicultural Round, embracing the stories and cultures which comprise the rich tapestry of Australia’s game.

2:23pm Jul 25, 2014

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Prized pick ready to run

Collingwood's top draft pick Matthew Scharenberg is set to play his long-awaited first VFL game for the club on Sunday.

1:42pm Jul 24, 2014

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Two keys in the mix for Sunday

Collingwood may be bolstered by two of its most important senior players against Adelaide in Sunday’s crunch match at the MCG.

4:01pm Jul 21, 2014

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Foot injury sidelines Swan

Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan is likely to miss the next month of football due to a foot injury he sustained in last Sunday’s match against Essendon at the MCG.

2:00pm Jul 17, 2014

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Injury report: Maxwell to see specialist

Collingwood veteran Nick Maxwell will have his injured ankle assessed by a specialist on Tuesday evening.

2:30pm Jul 15, 2014