Collingwood are “miles away” from winning a premiership, according to Fox Footy’s Gary Lyon.
The loss fuelled questions about the Magpies premiership aspirations, but Lyon believes they are a long way off at this point.
“You asked earlier about premiership [Collingwood’s chances], that’s a mile away now,” Lyon told Fox Footy on Saturday.
“They’re still in the eight and they’re not going to give that up. They were my [premiership favourites] early in the year.
“It’s a big challenge for Nathan Buckley and his group now.
“You’re away, there’s no escaping any of this. You’re constantly reminded that you’re not at full strength.”
Not a year has gone by that the Magpies have not had an injury crisis since Buckley replaced Mick Malthouse as coach in 2012.
Collingwood will hope to return to their winning ways when they next play North Melbourne.