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."