Collingwood are counting the price of their loss to West Coast at Optus Stadium tonight with a pair of stars sidelined for at the very least one match and one other doubtful.
Gun midfielder Jordan de Goey (concussion/damaged nostril) and intercept-marking defender Jeremy Howe (hamstring) will miss the Magpies’ Anzac Day conflict in opposition to Essendon on the MCG.
Each de Goey and Howe had been finished for the night time earlier than half-time with medical substitute Brayden Sier approaching and the Pies one down on the bench for almost three quarters.
The AFL’s new concussion protocols imply de Goey isn’t allowed to play for 12 days after an unintended hip to the face from West Coast on-baller Tim Kelly, however Buckley is assured he received’t miss an excessive amount of longer.
“I’m undecided if it was delayed concussion, however the physician assessed him when he had the chance to and deemed that he was no good to proceed,” Buckley stated.
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“Greater than doubtless he misses one other week, I don’t suppose he’ll miss any greater than that along with his nostril, however he received’t be capable to play subsequent week given the foundations, after which he’ll be trying to Spherical 7.”
Howe seems set for a prolonged stint on the sidelines after a nasty proper hamstring harm in a marking contest early within the second time period.
The luckless 30-year-old, who missed all bar 4 matches final season with a severe knee harm, was helped off the bottom by a pair of trainers and went straight into the rooms.
“Hamstrings aren’t nice at the very best of occasions however we’ll have to take a look at scans and see how that settles,” Buckley stated.
Key ahead Brody Mihocek additionally completed the sport on the sidelines with ice on his shoulder.
“It was a little bit of an AC (joint) stinger,” Buckley stated.
“How dangerous is it? We’ll let that settle (and discover out).”
Buckley will stick with the Darcy Moore forward-line experiment in the meanwhile after the All-Australian defender’s three-goal efficiency.
Moore went again as a spare man in defence late within the first half to assist stem the tide of Eagles scoring however spent the remainder of the sport in assault.
The Magpies’ defence struggled to comprise twin towers Oscar Allen and Jack Darling who booted 5 majors apiece.
“It was robbing Peter to pay Paul in some methods but it surely’s not a one-week factor, we have to get a bit of bit extra proof to see if that’s one thing sustainable going ahead,” Buckley stated.
Collingwood are languishing in 14th spot on the ladder after their third consecutive loss, taking their season ledger to 1-4.
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