Collingwood confirmed the extent of Scott Pendlebury's rib injury, with the club confirming a fracture following a heavy collision with Hawthorn's Josh Weddle on Sunday.

Pendlebury - who is on track to reach 400 games later this year - was subbed out of the match before half-time, being replaced by great mate and second-ranked games holder Steele Sidebottom.

Fortunately for the Pies, they enter the first of their two byes (due to their Opening Round participation), which will give the 36-year-old 12 days to recover before they face Port Adelaide in Round 6.

The club has not given an official timeline for his return but will monitor Pendlebury's progress over the next week.

Positive signs for the Pies, however, with the two-time premiership player seen at training on Wednesday, running around and joining in drills.

Collingwood ventured out to Victoria Park to welcome its Reclink team and their first game of the season, wishing them well for the year ahead.

Pendlebury was seen training despite his confirmed rib fracture but settled on the rehab group.

On Friday, the former skipper continued to put in the work despite his injured ribs, pushing his case for Round 6.

Assistant coach Hayden Skipworth spoke on Pendlebury's progression, saying if it was up to him, he'd play against the Power.

"He's going well, he's obviously non-contact at the moment," Skipworth said on Friday.

"He's keen to play next week. He's obviously got a few steps to get through with the contact but he's tracking well.

"Speaking to him, he's always confident he'll play but hopefully is right to go."

Out-of-luck forward Nathan Kreuger suffered a setback in his calf that will see him miss another two to four weeks.

The 24-year-old was eyeing a return to full training after overcoming a hamstring injury sustained in the pre-season.

Collingwood's next match will be when it hosts Port Adelaide at the MCG in Round 6.