Main content

Latest News

Teams: Our premiership line ups

As we prepare for the 119th VFL/AFL Grand Final, we look back at the Collingwood teams that brought home premiership glory.

6:20pm  Oct 29, 2015

Is Cloke the AFL's longest kick?

Collingwood forward Travis Cloke will start as one of the favourites in Fox Footy’s Longest Kick competition on Grand Final day.

9:00am  Oct 2, 2015

The 2010 flag: Five years on

Can you believe it's five years to the day since the 2010 Grand Final Replay?

9:00am  Oct 2, 2015

On 31 August, Director of Football Neil Balme provided an update on the injury status of the following players.

Brenden Abbott (shoulder)
"Brenden is running again after his shoulder surgery, but will miss the remainder of the season."

Tim Broomhead (shoulder)
"Tim, with that shoulder, won’t play until next year, either, but he is running and doing quite well."

Travis Cloke (leg)
"Travis was a bit stiff. It wasn’t specifically a hamstring but he was pretty sore, so we were a bit worried about him this week. Whilst we hope he will play this week, there is no absolute guarantee so we will see how he goes."

Nathan Freeman (hamstring)
"Nathan’s hamstring is not too bad but we have decided that he won’t play for the rest of the season, we will just work on getting that right. He’s had a terrible run but we are sure we will get him right for next year."

Corey Gault (groin/hip)
"We were hoping Corey would come back from that groin/ hip problem that he has got. It has really been bothering him so he won’t play for the rest of the season. He will need some surgery on that so he is also a long-termer in that sense."

Tyson Goldsack (knee tendonitis)
"Tyson’s season has come to an end. He has been struggling with that knee tendonitis for some weeks. We have finally decided to help him – he will have some surgery this week. Obviously he will take a while to get over that but he should be fine to jump into the pre-season for next year. It’s disappointing for Goldy."

Jackson Ramsay (shin)
"Jackson played so well early in the season but he hasn’t recovered from that shin problem. He’s going OK, he’s doing some work but we will make sure he is right for next year."

Ben Sinclair (shoulder)
"Ben fractured his hand earlier in the game and whilst he was able to play on very courageously, he will need some surgery on that and won’t play for the rest of the year either, unfortunately."

Dane Swan (shoulder)
"Dane has unfortunately strained the medial ligament in his knee. It’s nothing particularly serious and he will recover fairly well but he won’t play for the rest of the season."

Collingwood's injury list explained

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

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."

Injury Update: Will Cloke return?

Watch Director of Football Neil Balme provide the latest on the injury status of several key Magpies, including Travis Cloke, Corey Gault, Nathan Freeman, Tim Broomhead, Brent Macaffer, Jackson Ramsay, Adam Oxley and Brenden Abbott.

August 10, 2015  5:41 PM

More Blackmores Injury Updates


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


Several Pies out for the season

Five Magpies have had lines drawn through their seasons as the home and away campaign nears an end.

9:42am Aug 25, 2015


Young Pies on verge of return

Collingwood hopes to regain the services of several of its younger players for its senior and VFL games against Richmond this Saturday.

4:55pm Aug 18, 2015


Will Cloke make his return this Friday?

Collingwood hopes to regain the services of Travis Cloke as it mounts a final charge to the September action against Sydney on Friday night.

5:51pm Aug 10, 2015


Guess who's coming back!

Director of Football Neil Balme has confirmed tagger Brent Macaffer will return from a knee reconstruction to play in Collingwood's VFL side on Saturday.

5:08pm Aug 10, 2015


"He's not completely out of the question"

Collingwood may regain the services of two of its key forwards when it meets Carlton at the MCG on Saturday.

3:52pm Aug 4, 2015


Injury-hit pair set for return

Collingwood is hopeful Brent Macaffer and Nathan Freeman will return from long-term injuries next week.

3:38pm Aug 4, 2015


Bucks unsure if Reid is ready

Ben Reid will be discussed by Collingwood's match committee for this Saturday's game against Melbourne at the MCG, but coach Nathan Buckley is still unsure whether the key forward is ready to play just yet.

12:27pm Jul 28, 2015


Pies won't rule out star forwards

Top forwards Travis Cloke and Jamie Elliott have not been ruled out of Saturday’s must-win clash with Melbourne, although Director of Football Neil Balme concedes the club is likely to err on the side of caution with the injured pair.

5:52pm Jul 27, 2015


Top draftee on the comeback trail

Director of Football Neil Balme said Freeman has had “a bit of a breakthrough” with his hamstring in recent times.

4:56pm Jul 27, 2015


"Good news" for Cloke

Travis Cloke is confident of making a quick recovery from his calf strain, revealing he has received “good news” following scans on the injury muscle.

2:57pm Jul 21, 2015


Cloke's calf "not terrible"

Collingwood will be without Travis Cloke for just the tenth time since 2007 when it takes on the Western Bulldogs this Sunday.

3:17pm Jul 20, 2015


Rookie ruled out for the season

Rookie Brenden Abbott’s season is over after scans have since revealed he will require a shoulder reconstruction.

3:02pm Jul 20, 2015


Injury update: Midfielder out for six

Collingwood will have to do without crafty midfielder Tim Broomhead in the run to September after scans revealed a crack in his shoulder.

5:39pm Jul 13, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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