Leading AFL player agent Liam Pickering has moved to settle the nerves of Collingwood fans following news that young star Darcy Moore has been struggling to overcome an Achilles injury.

Last night SEN’s Sam McClure revealed on Time On that Moore hadn’t trained fully since late last year due to the Achilles tendon niggle.

Pickering, who took over as Moore’s manager just prior to Christmas, told SEN Breakfast that Pies fans have nothing to worry about.

“He’ll be fine with his Achilles. Someone stood on him right on the wrong spot,” he said.

“They are just managing it, the Pies.”

The 22-year-old is embarking on a new role this season having been moved from attack to defence and is also out of contract at the end of the 2018 season.

Pickering said that discussions with Collingwood regarding a new deal will start to ramp up soon.

“We had a couple of conversations about it, a couple of meetings,” he said.

“Maybe (conversations may drag on into the season), but it may be just knocked over early as well. I’ll work through it with Ned Guy.”

Collingwood's first game of the pre-season is on Thursday March 1, when it tackles Greater Western Sydney in Canberra then face the Western Bulldogs in Moe ahead of their Round 1 clash with Hawthorn at the MCG on Saturday March 24.

Originally published on SEN.com.au

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