MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29: Jeremy Howe of the Magpies marks the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 10 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Collingwood has provided an update on injured stars Jeremy Howe, Jordan De Goey and Taylor Adams.

Collingwood will be without Howe (knee) and De Goey (broken nose, concussion) in Sunday’s ANZAC Day match after the pair went down with injuries in Friday night’s 27-point loss to West Coast.

Slumping to 1-4 after their latest defeat, the Pies are already without Adams (knee) and Jamie Elliott (leg) for a significant chunk of the season.

Magpies fans had their hearts in their mouth on Friday night as Howe clutched at the same leg he had knee surgery on following Round 5 last year to repair his PCL and MCL, which sidelined him for the rest of the season.

But the club has confirmed the defender is expected to miss three to four weeks with hamstring injury.

“The good news is that the scan didn’t show any damage to the muscle itself. What he did was disrupted some of the scar tissue from his knee surgery last year,” Collingwood Strength and Conditioning Manager Kevin White told the club’s website.

“It has caused a little bit of bleeding so at the minute Howey is pretty sore and a timeline is hard to present this week. But hopefully we will be looking at that three to four week mark.”

Meanwhile, under the AFL’s new concussion protocols, De Goey will be sidelined for a minimum of 12 days and potentially longer.

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Adams was given an eight to 10-week recovery timeline and is on track to return on the shorter end of it.

“Tay’s got better function this week, he’s starting to load in the gym conservatively. Hopefully, he’ll be be around that seven to eight week return to play as of now,” White added.

Collingwood will hope to snap a three-game losing streak when they meet Essendon on ANZAC Day at the MCG next Sunday at 3.20pm AEST.