Calf problem to keep Treloar out

28 May 2020 18:50:37 GMTPlus10

Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar is expected to miss their return match against Richmond with a calf issue.

Coach Nathan Buckley has indicated he won't have the former Greater Western Sydney player available on 11th June.

Treloar, who has spent the past four seasons with the Magpies and is on a six-year deal, suffered a minor calf strain at the club's first small group training session last Monday.

The 27-year-old, who was twice named in the AFL's 22under22 team while he was with the Giants, hasn't been involved in full training this week.

"We wouldn't be anticipating that 'Ads' would be available to play in round two," said Buckley. "I don't think that's any real surprise if he hasn't been able to complete a training session to this point and we're really only two weeks away from being asked to play.

"As we've always said, we'll pick our hardest and fittest, most connected 22 or 24 depending on where that (interchange numbers) settles for the next game, and Ads will still have to do a bit of work to prove he's in that mix."

The Magpies expect Brody Mihocek (foot soreness) to train fully on Friday while Travis Varcoe and Lynden Dunn are set to join main training.

Irish pair Mark Keane and Anton Tohill won't be available, while Tom Langdon (knee) will also miss the clash with the reigning premiers.

Langdon hasn't played since being hurt in round nine last year, and the club are still trying to work out the best way to build his knee up to playing strength.

Buckley said of him: "He actually had one of his better sessions returning to the club. It's no different, there's still steps he needs to take to find out whether he can get back to football readiness."

Collingwood are 7/1 to win the Grand Final.

The Magpies are 7/5 to win their next game against Richmond, who are 3/5.

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