Former North Melbourne midfielder Nick Dal Santo says Collingwood were fully aware of Daniel Wells’ history with injuries when they lured him to the club.
Wells damaged his Lisfranc ligament in his left foot in the Magpies' Queen’s Birthday win over Melbourne, which could potentially rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Dal Santo, a former teammate of the injury prone midfielder at the Kangaroos, doesn’t believe the Pies’ heavy investment in the 33-year-old has paid off as it stands.
“They (Collingwood) knew what they were purchasing when they got ‘Wellsy’ from the Kangaroos,” he told SEN Afternoons.
“If they were prepared to pay him that money off the history he had with injuries while at the Kangaroos, then you have got to take the good with the bad.
"That’s an investment, and if it pays off it's great, at this stage it probably hasn’t.
“Well done to ‘Wellsy’ for trying to come back on, because that probably hasn’t been one of the ways he has gone about his football in the last three to four years while he has been severely injured.
“He’s a man who knows his body, and unfortunately he knows it because he has been through so many injuries.”
The skillfull on-baller has another year to run on his contract and has played just 14 games for the black and white since moving to the club following the conclusion of the 2016 season.