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Injury Update: Howe to miss Port

Injuries: Howe set to miss Port General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh has the latest on Collingwood's injury status ahead of the Magpies' clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday.

Collingwood defender Jeremy Howe underwent a procedure to drain a corkie on Tuesday and will miss Saturday’s match against Port Adelaide.

The 28-year-old has sat out the past two matches after he suffered a corkie against Richmond in round 19, and was concussed during the same match.

“Jeremy had a procedure on Tuesday to drain his corkie,” General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh told Collingwood Media’s Injury Update.

“Mother nature is not moving as quickly as we would like, so he has had that procedure. It will unfortunately put him out of action for this week.”

Jamie Elliott, too, was in the hands of medical staff on Tuesday, undergoing hamstring surgery.

Click here to view Collingwood's updated injury list.

The small forward has endured a wretched run with injuries, missing much of the pre-season with an ankle complaint before suffering three separate hamstring strains.

“We thought it’s probably wisest to tip him out of training right now, get it fixed and undergo a long, steady rehab process,” Walsh continued.

“We won’t see Jamie for the rest of the year.”

The Magpies will be without Tyson Goldsack for at least another week, as the veteran defender deals with a back injury that set in just as he prepared to make his return from a knee reconstruction.

“Tyson is still feeling the effects of that disc in his back.

“We may get some light training into him this week but the plan for Tyson to resume from that ACL reconstruction has been thrown off the rails a bit with his disc injury, so we are hastening slowly.

“We will see how that unfolds in the next seven days or so.”

Ben Reid, who reinjured his calf during his return match in the VFL against Port Melbourne on Saturday, has not had a line drawn through his season, according to Walsh.

“We will treat his injury symptomatically, in that we will endeavour to get him back running as soon as possible as soon as the medicos clear him.

“In short, the season is not lost for Ben, as much as we are at the pointy end.”

The one injured Magpie who will return from injury this week is Rupert Wills, who has not played for five weeks.

Click here to view Collingwood's updated injury list.