MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 6: Taylor Adams of the Magpies listens in to captain Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies ahead of his 100th game during the 2018 AFL round 03 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams is set to miss up to 10 weeks with an MCL strain.

The Magpies confirmed the star midfielder’s lengthy layoff in a statement on Monday afternoon in a major blow for the club.

He will meet with a surgeon to determine if surgery is required.

“(Taylor Adams) has a high-level MCL strain and that will keep him out of action for a 10-week timeline,” Collingwood Strength and Conditioning Manager Kevin White told the club’s website.

“It’s really disappointing for Taylor and he’ll meet a surgeon today to assess whether he goes under the knife, but regardless he’ll be looking at around a 10 week return to pay timeline.”

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 10: Taylor Adams and his Magpies team mates look dejected after losing the round four AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 10, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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However, according to AFL journalist, Adams’ season is in jeopardy and 10 weeks is a best case scenario.

In more positive news for the Pies, Steele Sidebottom (thumb) and Jordan De Goey (shoulder) have been cleared of injury and will be fit to play this weekend.

The Magpies make the trip to Perth to face West Coast this Friday night at 8.10pm (AEST) in a must-win clash for Nathan Buckley’s men.