MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Jordan De Goey of the Magpies celebrates a goal during the 2018 AFL First Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 21, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Collingwood superstar Jordan De Goey is expected to be available as soon as Round 16, with his return will be a massive boost for the clubs premierships hopes, per The Herald Sun.

De Goey injured his finger a month ago and was in doubt to return until finals. However, a recent diagnosis from a medical specialist has given the forward the green light for an early return.

Collingwood Football boss Geoff Walsh revealed the club believes Adam Treloar might also be able to return before finals.

“Jordan’s hand injury is coming along really well, he has done a lot of aerobic work in the last few weeks,” Walsh said.

“The latest report is that quite possibly we will see him resuming before the end of the home and away season and with a bit of luck that could be as early as Round 16 but he is certainly coming along quite well.

“‘Ads’ (Adam) Treloar is running quite well, we expect him to resume before the home and away season ends as well.

“We can’t pinpoint a week but if he (Treloar) puts in another strong four or five days we would expect that he could be around the week or two after Jordan does resume,” Walsh said.

De Goey’s potential return date is set for three games out from finals football, giving the Magpies the confidence they can make a charge home and into the top eight.

Collingwood take on a Carlton side that is keen to steal their spot in the finals on Sunday.