Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has again injured the leg he broke this year and must have a plate inserted.

Pendlebury was hit by a blow in training Friday with x-rays that later confirmed another hairline fracture in the lower leg.

He needs surgery to insert a plate into his leg within the next 36 hours and will miss two weeks of training. With only two weeks left of pre-season this year, he will resume after the 2022 break.

Scott Pendlebury must have a plate inserted in his leg.

Scott Pendlebury must have a plate inserted in his leg.Credit:AFL images

The bank was on the same part of the leg that Pendlebury injured in round 19 against Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium, which ended his season. On that occasion, Pendlebury received a blow as he kicked and ran off the ground and felt discomfort. X-rays later confirmed a hairline break.

“While frustrating for Scott, this is a minor setback,” Collingwood football coach Graham Wright said.

“Given his past injury, we are cautious. He will need a minimal amount of time off his feet, but will be fine when the program returns to training in the new year.”

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