Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has provided an update on forward Jamie Elliott, who is set to miss three to four weeks with a hamstring injury.
It was reported yesterday that Elliott suffered some hamstring tightness late in the game against Carlton, an issue that has plagued him for a number of years.
However, Buckley has confirmed that this current injury has nothing to do with Elliott’s previous hamstring problems.
“To be transparent, Jamie himself was saying, can we say that the injury is something else because I know it’s not that bad, but I know that it’s going to be over perceived and there’s going to be speculation about it, but actually it’s not that bad, can we just say it’s something else that’s going to take three or four weeks,” Buckley told SEN’s Whateley.
“And we sort of said it’s better to just be honest, it’s better to go out there and say what it is.
“You know you’re in good shape, you know it’s in a different part of the hammy. You know it’s unrelated to the one that you had.
“There will be hysteria about it anyway and you can’t control that so go through your recovery and we’ll get back on the horse down the track.
“He’s in a really good head space. He’s put in a good block of form. The block of work he’s put in will sustain him and keep him in good nick.”
Collingwood will take on St Kilda this Saturday afternoon at the MCG.