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Collingwood release “troubling news” about De Goey’s health as injury list builds


Collingwood’s injury concerns could get worse with Jordan De Goey in doubt for Friday’s clash against Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

The 28-year-old missed the club’s Round 8 and 9 wins over Carlton and West Coast with a groin issue and it’s the same complaint that has him in doubt for Round 11.

While he returned for Saturday’s win against Adelaide where he picked up 26 disposals to go with two goals – including the match-winner, Channel Seven’s Mitch Cleary says that he reported some “groin awareness” post-match.

“They’ve just released some troubling news around Jordan De Goey,” Cleary told SEN’s Sportsday.

“They said that he's going to be assessed this week for more groin awareness.

“We know that he played on the weekend and kicked the winner against the Crows.

“He's been cleared of any delayed concussion, that’s the good news, but he played mainly as a pure forward in that game … and he just reported some groin awareness postgame.

“We know he missed two games before that with a groin injury.

“So, he's going to be looked at ahead of that trip over to Fremantle given the six-day break.

“It puts him in serious doubt for that pretty big game against the Dockers over in the West.”

Cleary confirmed that the Pies will also be without Tom Mitchell as he battles his foot injury. Reef McInnes joins him on the injury list after being placed into concussion protocols while Will Hoskin-Elliott injured his hamstring in the same game. The 30-year-old looks set to miss two games as a result.

“Then you've got Tom Mitchell who they've put a line through again,” Cleary said.

“He's dealing with that plantar fasciitis, he's had appendicitis which he's been I guess given the tick of approval from, but Tom Mitchell out again.

“Then you've got Beau McCreery back from concussion. But Will Hoskin-Elliott is out with his hamstring and then Reef McInnes is out with his concussion as well.

“The Pies have taken a few hits on the injury front themselves.”

Collingwood also released some information on other key players including Brody Mihocek who will be assessed to return from his hamstring injury for Friday’s game.

Jamie Elliott (vascular issue) is targeting a return sometime during Rounds 13 to 16.

Jeremy Howe is progressing well from his groin strain and is expected to return in Round 12 or 13.

Collingwood faces Fremantle during Round 11 at Optus Stadium on Friday night.

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