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By the numbers: Pies and Hawks

Collingwood Media breaks down the facts and figures that help make up the story of Collingwood's 159 meetings with Hawthorn since 1925.

3:35pm  Jun 30, 2015

Rocca brothers return for Legends Game

The Rocca brothers will reunite on the same football ground for the first time since 2000 when Etihad Stadium hosts the annual E.J. Whitten Legends Game on Tuesday evening.

12:02pm  Jun 30, 2015

Pies in Print: Tuesday 30 June

Continue to review Collingwood's weekend of football as Pies in Print brings you the latest news on last weeks injuries, form and VFL action.

9:30am  Jun 30, 2015




On 29 June, Director of Football Neil Balme provided an update on the injury status of the following players.

Mason Cox
"Mason was rested on the weekend in the VFL and didn’t play. He’ll certainly be available for this weekend."

Nathan Freeman (hamstring)
"Nathan's hamstring is going pretty well. He had a bit more surgery as we said. He’s running pretty well, he’s getting back into the phase where he’s very close to playing again. Within the next week or two I’m sure he’ll play."

Tyson Goldsack (knee)
"Tyson has had a bit of an ongoing knee issue. We’ll be monitoring that this week but we do expect him to be fit to play."

Brodie Grundy (neck)
"Brodie has got rid of the brace, he’s trained a couple of times already and is in very good shape. He should be pretty well back to normal. Naturally we’ll be pretty conservative with him but there’s some chance he’d be available for this weekend."

Brent Macaffer (knee)
"Brent's knee is coming along pretty well. He’s having a run and a kick. He’s still got a bit of work to do to get himself back to playing, but it’s very we’re moving in that direction. He’ll play later on this season. "

Jackson Ramsay (shin)
"Jackson is still having problems with the stress reaction to his shin. I know he’s seeing a surgeon this week and we’ll certainly get a bit more information on it. It’s just been a bit slower than we expected. He’s not in terrible condition but hopefully he’ll be playing soon. He’s medium-term, even long-term I think."

Ben Reid (calf)
"Ben played a full three quarters in the VFL. He got a bit of a whack on the calf so didn’t play the last quarter. We’re quite happy with the way he is but we’ll just see how it goes during the week. We’re expecting him to play this week.”

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."


Blackmores Injury Update: Round 14

Watch Director of Football Neil Balme provide the latest on the injury status of several key Magpies, including Nathan Freeman, Brodie Grundy, Ben Reid, Brent Macaffer, and Jackson Ramsay.

June 29, 2015  5:45 PM

More Blackmores Injury Updates


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Grundy ruled out for Fremantle clash

Collingwood Director of Football Neil Balme has declared Brodie Grundy will not make the trip to Perth to play Fremantle, and may miss the following week's blockbuster against Hawthorn.

6:22pm Jun 22, 2015

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Injury update: Will Blair return?

Collingwood hopes to have two of its injured players available for selection against Fremantle following this week’s bye.

6:43pm Jun 15, 2015

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Grundy to wear brace for fortnight

Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy will be in a neck brace for another fortnight as he recovers from the injury he sustained last Friday.

5:34pm Jun 15, 2015

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Update: Grundy withdrawn from team

Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has been withdrawn from the side to take on Greater Western Sydney this Sunday after sustaining a neck injury.

11:10am Jun 13, 2015

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Injury Update: Key Pies face tests

Collingwood hopes to regain Taylor Adams for Sunday’s clash with his former club Greater Western Sydney.

4:17pm Jun 9, 2015

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Surgeons solve Macaffer's woes

After battling to overcome a knee reconstruction, Brent Macaffer told CollingwoodTV’s From Lulie Street a fresh round of surgery has helped solve the problem.

3:35pm Jun 2, 2015

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Key recruits set for VFL return

Two of Collingwood’s highest profile recruits are poised to make their return from injury in the VFL this Saturday.

4:00pm Jun 1, 2015

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Injury Update: Frost in the frame

Collingwood full back Jack Frost remains in contention to face North Melbourne on Sunday.

5:00pm May 25, 2015

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More surgery for injured Magpie

Brent Macaffer’s bid to return from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament has taken a blow, with the tagger to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

6:20pm May 18, 2015

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Toovey escapes serious injury

Scans have revealed Collingwood defender Alan Toovey has escaped a major injury after jarring his knee during his side’s loss to Richmond on Sunday.

5:55pm May 18, 2015

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A jarred knee for defender

Collingwood backman Alan Toovey sustained a jarred knee during his side's narrow loss to Richmond on Sunday.

8:21pm May 17, 2015

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Freeman's surgery a success

The exploratory surgery on teenage midfielder Nathan Freeman’s hamstring has been deemed a success.

2:47pm May 13, 2015

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Sidebottom faces fitness test

Midfielder Steele Sidebottom will undergo a fitness test on his broken thumb ahead of Collingwood’s clash with Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.

5:39pm May 11, 2015

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Surgery for young Magpie

Top draftee Nathan Freeman will undergo exploratory surgery on his hamstring on Tuesday as the club seeks to solve the 19-year-old’s injury concerns.

4:45pm May 11, 2015

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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