MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01: Craig McRae, Senior Coach of the Magpies speaks with Jack Ginnivan of the Magpies during the 2022 AFL Round 07 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Gold Coast Suns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 01, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Collingwood defender Jack Madgen is set to be sidelined for six weeks due to a dislocated shoulder, while skipper Scott Pendlebury and forward Jack Ginnivan appear to be over the respective illnesses that forced them out of last Friday's clash with the Western Bulldogs.

Madgen joins a Magpies casualty ward that includes Brodie Grundy, Nathan Kreuger, Jamie Elliott, Jordan Roughead, Charlie Dean and Will Kelly.

Meanwhile, according to Fox's Drew Jones, Pendlebury and Ginnivan trained on Tuesday and look set to be available for selection on Thursday night, while Elliott is nearing a return to action after suffering an AC joint injury in Round 4 against West Coast.

However, further reports from Sam Phillips of 9News have claimed that veteran Steele Sidebottom was the latest Pie struck down by illness and failed to take part in the club's latest session.

Collingwood will be hoping to right the ship this week when it faces Fremantle in Perth on Sunday evening.