MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12: Chris Mayne of the Magpies lays injured during the 2019 AFL round 04 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 12, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Collingwood’s Chris Mayne finished his 200th game very shortly after it began. After only five minutes of play, the Collingwood veteran copped a knee to his back from Western Bulldog’s Mitch Wallis, leaving him to spend Friday night in the hospital.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed that scans revealed a small fracture in Mayne’s back which will see him sidelined for a few weeks.

“He’s really sore. The thing that causes the discomfort and pain is the spasms that happen around that injury,” Buckley told SEN.

“He’ll miss a couple of weeks and it will be how he comes to hand.

“How freely he can move over the next couple of weeks.”

Collingwood will travel to the Gabba to face the Lions without Mayne this Thursday as they look to follow up with another win after their victory against the Dogs.

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