MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02: Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies walks out in his 250th game during the round 15 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 2, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Pendlebury confirms he needs surgery

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has confirmed he will need surgery to repair his injured right hand.

The incident occurred in the third quarter of the Pies’ win over Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon when he tried to tackle Suns’ speedster Adam Saad.

Pendlebury told the media on Monday afternoon that he broke his finger, and will have surgery on Monday night to have a pin inserted.

“I’ve broken my finger, up the top there, and I’ll go in tonight and get surgery to get a pin in it and from there we’ll see about the recovery and how long it takes,” Pendlebury said.

“It’s a bit of a wait and see (on the recovery period) until they (the surgeon) go in there.”

While Pendlebury hasn’t put a time frame on his return, it is believed the star midfielder could return in 1-2 weeks at best, but could also miss the remainder of the season.

Pendlebury said he would have a clearer understanding after the surgery, and will go with the doctor’s advice.

“It would be a good result to get back at some stage this year, but it would be speculating to guess,” Pendlebury added.

“Hopefully we get a good result and I can back out on the field at some stage this year.”

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