Calf strain makes Treloar doubtful

21 May 2020 18:34:11 GMTPlus10

Collingwood's Adam Treloar is in doubt for what is set to be the first AFL game of the second part of the season.

The Magpies and defending premiers Richmond are expected to clash on 11th June, in a meeting of clubs that memorably faced each other in the 2018 preliminary final.

Collingwood, who overcame the Tigers in that game but lost the Grand Final to West Coast, are likely to be without Treloar after he suffered a minor calf injury.

The midfielder picked up a small strain high on his calf at training, and Magpies general manager of football Geoff Walsh said he would "make a staged return to full training" as he recovers.

"Adam was feeling tight and came from the track as a precaution," added Walsh. "A scan has confirmed a minor strain that will see Adam's training loads wound back for a week or two."

Treloar missed Collingwood's thumping round one win against Western Bulldogs in March due to a hamstring strain.

Fixtures for the next round have yet to be finalised, though crosstown rivals Adelaide and Port Adelaide are set to play a traditional "Showdown" at Adelaide Oval.

Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray is expected to play, despite suffering a broken toe after he dropped a weight in the club's gym.

The triple club champion suffered the injury on Tuesday but Power chief executive Keith Thomas confirmed he "will be fine".

Port's vice-captain Ollie Wines, recovering from shoulder surgery, will be in the selection frame, while seasoned campaigners Hamish Hartlett (thigh) and Brad Ebert (knee) have overcome injuries suffered in the opening-round win against Gold Coast.

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