MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Will Hoskin-Elliott of the Magpies in action during the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 29, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Collingwood has revealed that Will Hoskin-Elliott will miss a further five to six weeks of football, as he recovers from a knee injury.

Hoskin-Elliott had surgery on February 18, with the Collingwood forward expecting to miss (at most) the opening two games of the season.

However, a recent update claims the 25-year-old will be sidelined until round seven or eight of the season.

In better news for the Magpies, Taylor Adams is in line to return this weekend against the Eagles at the MCG.

Adams has recovered from a tendon injury in his finger, which left him out of the JLT Community Series and the opening two games of the season.

"As long as he completes his training the surgeon has cleared him and we would expect him to be available to play," Collingwood football manager Geoff Walsh told on Tuesday.

Daniel Wells is also expected to be available next week against the Western Bulldogs, after overcoming a foot injury.

Tim Broomhead - who broke his leg in round two last year - will play in the VFL this weekend in his return from the injury.