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Scharenberg out for the season

Scharenberg adds to injury woes Matthew Scharenberg joined Jeremy Howe on the sidelines when he suffered this leg injury in the third quarter against Richmond in round 19.

Collingwood defender Matthew Scharenberg will miss the remainder of the 2018 season, with scans confirming that he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the third term of the match against Richmond at the MCG last Saturday.

For the luckless 23 year-old, a third knee reconstruction is required. It will be the second on his left knee.

Scharenberg appeared to have put a star-crossed injury run behind him to feature in 16 of Collingwood’s 18 matches this season. He was playing an ever-growing role in the team’s back six and recently signed a two year contract extension.

Scans today also confirmed that Jamie Elliott suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s VFL match against North Melbourne.

Elliott hurt his left hamstring late in the final term of the match, his second in a VFL comeback designed to see him return to AFL action in the coming weeks. The 25 year-old forward has not played an AFL match in 2018 due to ankle and hamstring injuries.

It is hoped that Elliott can recover and return to full training in the final weeks of the home and away season.

Matthew Scharenberg is helped from the field after injuring his left knee during Saturday's loss to Richmond.