Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey was a chance to make his return to the senior side in round one after he was banned indefinitely last month, but will now miss the opening round with a hamstring injury.
De Goey was suspended after he was caught drink driving last month, and was training with the VFL side when it happened.
Collingwood’s Director of Football Geoff Walsh told the club’s website De Goey wouldn’t be available for round one, after an incident in a VFL training session on Tuesday night.
“It seems that the mechanics of a tackle Jordy laid late in Tuesday’s session locked his leg and he slightly over-stretched,” Walsh told collingwoodfc.com.au.
De Goey will join Adam Oxley on the sidelines, after the defender injured his AC joint against the Giants in JLT 1.