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Fasolo kicks on with the Pies

23-year-old Alex Fasolo has signed a new contract with Collingwood, keeping him at the club until the end of 2018.

6:42pm  May 27, 2016

Treloar reflects on past injury woes

Adam Treloar has discussed the restrictions of the osteitis pubis troubles he faced in 2015 on this week's episode of Sports Galore with Mark Allen.

5:59pm  May 27, 2016

Sunday's team finalised

Collingwood has named its first unchanged team of the 2016 season.

5:00pm  May 27, 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 Monday 16 May.

Ben Sinclair (concussion)
Ben Sinclair’s concussion is also something we’re closely watching. As we said last week, he’s objectively relatively well. He’s not feeling all that great yet so let’s hope he comes through this week feeling a lot better. If he does, he’ll be able to play. We’ll be pretty conservative on that.

Corey Gault (concussion)
Corey Gault is in the same position (as Ben Sinclair), he’s had some genuine issues with his concussion. He’s feeling quite well, but we’ll have to see how well he goes. He’s certainly short term but could play this week.

Nathan Brown (hamstring)
Nathan Brown’s hamstring has certainly recovered well. He should be able to put in a full week’s training and he should be available to play.

Rupert Wills (calf)
Rupert Wills is in a similar position (to Nathan Brown) with his calf. We thought he’d get up last week, but he wasn’t quite right. He should be fine for this week as well.

Tom Langdon (ankle) and Tim Broomhead (ankle)
Tommy Langdon’s ankle, being a syndesmosis, is taking a little bit longer than we expected. He will be medium term, as will Tim Broomhead who’s got a similar issue. They’re both out of their boots now and are now doing some work. Both will still be medium term before they get back on the track.

Jamie Elliott (back)
We do have some unfortunate news to report today in that Jamie Elliott will probably require some surgery on his injured back. He saw the surgeon today and the decision has been taken to have a look at that. The good news is that we think if there’s any surgery, it’ll be more anatomical in nature and not particularly evasive. When you’re talking about back surgery that is good news. It’ll probably just keep him out for about six weeks and then he should be fine to move on. We’ll see what happens from there. Obviously that makes it a bit tough for him to have an impact this year, but it’s certainly not out of the question as yet.

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. - Tuesday 26 April

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. - Tuesday 26 April

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. - Tuesday 26 April

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


Injuries: Four to be assessed

Four Collingwood players finished the match injured as the Magpies went down to the Western Bulldogs at the MCG on Sunday.

11:21pm May 29, 2016


Surgery required for injured forward

Jamie Elliott will have surgery on his troublesome back after consulting with a specialist on Monday.

5:37pm May 23, 2016


Two talls set for Saturday

Two of Collingwood's bookends are expected to take the field on Saturday against Geelong after being cleared of serious injury.

6:24pm May 16, 2016


Cloke quashes rumours

Axed Collingwood forward Travis Cloke has dispelled rumours he is considering leaving the Holden Centre.

7:00pm May 9, 2016


Reid cleared of serious shoulder injury

Ben Reid may take on Brisbane at the Gabba on Saturday night after being cleared on any serious shoulder injury.

6:01pm May 9, 2016


Four Magpies to face fitness tests

Taylor Adams is one of four Magpies set to undergo fitness tests before Collingwood's clash with Carlton on Saturday afternoon.

7:12pm May 3, 2016


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