MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Jamie Elliott of the Magpies marks the ball during the 2019 AFL round 08 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 11, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos)

Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott will undergo surgery on his injured right leg sustained in last night's win over Carlton.

The club announced on Friday afternoon that the 28-year old would require surgery after scans revealed a fracture in his fibula.

Elliott had to be helped off the ground in the second quarter after landing awkwardly in a marking contest, getting subbed out of the game after a hot start with two goals and four marks to his name.

Collingwood GM of Football of Graham Wright said Elliott is expected to be out for two to three months.

“At this stage it is likely that Jamie will need an extended period on the sidelines,” Wright told the club website.

“We’ll know more once the operation and further scans have been completed but the unfortunate expectation is that he will miss two or three months of football from here. He’ll do all the right things to be back as soon as possible and we look forward to having him back in the second half of the season.”

Elliott has a bad injury history, particularly with soft tissue issues, but bounced back in 2020 to play all 18 games for Collingwood.

His absence will felt by the Pies given their inconsistency up forward, with the likes of Will Hoskin-Elliott and Josh Thomas now needing to step up.

Collingwood will look to win its second-straight game when they face Brisbane next Thursday night at the Gabba.