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VFL Magpies hold on for victory

Collingwood's VFL side have beaten the Northern Blues by nine points at Preston City Oval.

5:30pm  Apr 30, 2016

LIVE: VFL Magpies hold strong lead

Tune into the radio call or follow the live chat as Collingwood’s VFL team meets the Northern Blues at Preston City Oval.

3:25pm  Apr 30, 2016

VFL: Live from 2pm

Tune into the radio call or follow the live chat as Collingwood’s VFL team meets the Northern Blues at Preston City Oval.

10:15am  Apr 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 Tuesday 27 April.

Corey Gault & Ben Sinclair (concussion)
Corey Gault and Ben Sinclair both missed last week with concussion. Both are going pretty well. They looked quite good this week. Naturally they’ll need to go through the concussion testing. We’re pretty confident that both will be okay but neither are certainties as yet.

Travis Varcoe (hamstring)
He hurt him hamstring on the weekend. The good part of the report is that it’s not too bad, but I think it would be a big risk to take him to Perth and hope that he plays. He’s not out of the question, but he’s certainly short term.

Jarrod Witts (hand)
Jarrod Witts with his hand (injury)… We’re still a little but concerned that he hasn’t been able to do a lot of work with the footy. There’s more chance that he’ll stay short term. He probably won’t play this weekend. He may do, but he probably won’t.

Jamie Elliott (back)
Jamie Elliott has been suffering with that back. He’s gone from long term to medium term, so he’s doing a fair bit of work and we’re really pleased with what he’s doing. But as we’ve said a number of times, he’s got to go through a heap of work and once he gets through that he should be playing. Medium term there.

Marley Williams (toe)
Marley Williams has good news. He’s out of his boot and moving pretty well. We’re pretty confident that he will be medium term at worst.

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.

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.

Dane Swan (foot)

Swanny has been around the place as well. It’s really been terrific to see him. He hasn’t given up his hopes of playing this year. We’re not sure how he’s going yet. He’s still in the boot and hasn’t been able to test much. He’s got a fantastic attitude towards it all so we’ll see how it goes. He’s long term.

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."

Varcoe setback, four Magpies cleared

Watch Director of Football Neil Balme provide the latest on the injury status of several key Magpies ahead of round one, including Travis Varcoe, Jamie Elliott, Tim Broomhead, Josh Smith and Matthew Scharenberg.

March 21, 2016  5:30 PM

More Blackmores Injury Updates


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


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


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


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


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


'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


Surgery for new Magpie recruit

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

4:06pm Feb 9, 2016


Scharenberg surgery 'done and dusted'

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

1:41pm Dec 3, 2015


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


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