Collingwood forward Travis Varcoe will miss time after suffering a shoulder injury at training.
The 31-year-old requires reconstructive surgery and will not be available for the start of the season.
Pies performance and strategy manager Marcus Wagner told the club’s website that they don’t know the full extent of the injury just yet.
“The injury is disappointing for Trav, who has put a lot of work into his pre-season training,” Wagner said
“While Trav will miss some early rounds of the season, we’ll have a better idea of his return date once he’s out of surgery.”
Varcoe has played 83 games for Collingwood since joining in 2015.