Daicos and Maynard are said to be battling separate bouts of the flu, while Cox has come down with a suspected case of COVID, according to Channel 7's Tom Browne on Friday evening.
Collingwood is again battling illness to a number of key stars. Live now is Chief Footy Reporter @TomBrowne7 with details on several big names who are yet to prove their fitness for King’s Birthday https://t.co/5zYfOfGqUb #7AFL #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/SvXxQmaPNn
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) June 9, 2023
The three sickly Magpies will have until Saturday, when Collingwood will hold its main training session, to prove their fitness ahead of Monday afternoon's blockbuster.
Collingwood and Melbourne's final teams for the game are set to be announced on Sunday afternoon, with the match scheduled for 3:20 PM AEST on Monday, June 12.