Collingwood’s Head of High-Performance Jarrod Wade has provided an Injury Update ahead of Sunday’s Round Four Gather Round clash versus Hawthorn.

Forward Nathan Kreuger has completed his rehab program in his recovery from the hamstring injury he suffered during the pre-season. The 24-year-old has cleared gym and running-based markers, and pending he clears match play at training this week, he will be available for selection.

Young Ruck Oscar Steene continues to make his way through the 12-step concussion protocols after suffering concussion from a head knock during a VFL pre-season game.

The 20-year-old has partaken in non-contact, team training and is expected to continue to progress each step of the protocol over the coming weeks. 


Last year’s draft pick 25 Harry DeMattia is making steady progress in his recovery from a finger injury that saw him miss the end of the pre-season and start of the season. The 18-year-old has returned to some football drills, with tackling and building grip strength the key markers in the next stage of his recovery.

Supplementary Selection Period signing Josh Eyre has reached the halfway point in his rehab from a hamstring injury. The 199cm defender will look to ramp up his running speed after completing a large volume of running over the past weeks. The 21-year-old remains a number of weeks away from being involved in team training, and at least four weeks away from making a return. 

Defender Nathan Murphy continues to work on his confidence in his return from concussion, as he completes a number of indoor and outdoor sessions with the focus of returning to contact and match play.  

Key forward Dan McStay is now four and half months post-surgery on his ACL and has been able to reach a number of key milestones within that time.

McStay is now at the stage where he can begin getting involved in some of the low-level football drills, including easy kick and move drills that don’t feature a large amount of change of direction and agility.

Watch the full Injury Update: