MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Travis Varcoe of the Magpies is helped from the ground during the round 18 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Etihad Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Collingwood midfielder Travis Varcoe reportedly underwent surgery on his elbow on Thursday night, and is now set to miss the remainder of the season.

Crocmedia journalist Mitch Cleary reported the news on Friday afternoon, and suggested ligament damage Varcoe sustained against West Coast last weekend required season-ending surgery.

Varcoe left the field in the third quarter of his side’s win over the Eagles on Sunday, after this heavy collision with Jackson Nelson.

Should this indeed be season over for Varcoe it will be remembered as one that was plagued by injury, with the 29-year-old playing just eight matches in 2017.

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Varcoe played in five of the first six matches before tearing his hamstring against Geelong in round six, and didn’t return to the senior line-up until round 16.

Across 2017, Varcoe averaged 13.6 disposals, 3.1 marks and 2.4 tackles per game.