MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Tarni Brown of the Magpies runs off the ground with teammates at half time during the 2021 AFLW Round 01 match between the Carlton Blues and the Collingwood Magpies at Ikon Park on January 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Collingwood co-captain Stephanie Chiocci remains in some doubt to feature for the Magpies this weekend as they travel to Geelong on Friday night.
The 33-year-old was a late out for her side's Round 2 win over
St Kilda, having sustained an Achilles injury that has kept her as a 'test' for the coming week.
Chiocci's absence opened an opportunity for forward
Imogen Barnett to make her AFLW debut, however the Magpies tall suffered a back complaint during the match.
Collingwood are expecting Barnett to be fit for the club's Round 3 match against the Cats, although several other key names are set to miss the clash.
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Steph Chiocci of the Magpies looks to pass the ball during the round five AFL Women's match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Collingwood Magpies at Rushton Park on March 4, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)
After recovering from concussion, young gun
Tarni Brown will remain out of Steve Symonds' lineup for this weekend after being placed under the AFL's health and safety protocols.
featured in the Magpies' season opener against Carlton, where she collected five disposals two marks and five tackles before suffering a head knock.
Erica Fowler and Bella Smith are also battling concussion, with the former ruled out of this week's encounter at the Cattery.
Smith remains a chance to feature however, with the club continuing to assess her health throughout the week.
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The latest string of setbacks add to Symonds' growing changes this season, with star duo
Chloe Molloy (health and safety protocols) and Brianna Davey (ACL) also absent from Round 2, with Davey's season having been brought to an end following her knee injury.
The Magpies are scheduled to face
Geelong at GMHBA Stadium at 7:10pm on Friday night as they chase their third win from three games.