Collingwood’s Nathan Murphy and Nick Daicos are set to spend time on the sidelines with the pair sustaining injuries during the Club’s Round 21 match against Hawthorn at the MCG yesterday.

General Manager of Football Graham Wright said:

“We are disappointed for both Nathan and Nick who will unfortunately miss games through injury for an extended period,” Wright said.

“Both players underwent scans after our game last night which confirmed Nathan suffered a low-grade syndesmosis injury in his right ankle and is expected to miss the next two to three weeks, while Nick has a hairline fracture in the lateral tibial plateau of the right knee joint.

“Nick has been seen by a specialist knee surgeon this morning and, while fortunately this does not require an operation, it will need time to heal before he returns to football. At this stage, the expected timeframe for Nick is six weeks.

“Both Nathan and Nick have played important roles this season, they are consummate professionals and will do all they can to progress though their rehab to make themselves available and we will support them through that recovery.”

The Club will provide an update on their progress in due course.