MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: Travis Varcoe of the Magpies handballs during the 2017 JLT Community Series match between the Collingwood Magpies and Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on February 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Varcoe to miss another fortnight with hamstring strain

Collingwood defender Travis Varcoe has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Varcoe, who has missed the past two weeks due to the injury, was a chance to return this week, but suffered a minor setback at training on Tuesday and is likely to miss another fortnight.

“Travis had a slight setback on the track on Tuesday morning. It means we will slow down the recovery in his rehab process just to ensure we get a really clean recovery,” General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh said.

“It will set him back a couple of weeks. We will assess that, probably, the week after next on how quickly he is improving but we will ensure that we get a clean recovery before we give him the all clear.”

Meanwhile, defender Ben Reid will miss the next month due to a quad injury, which he sustained during the Pies’ three-point loss to Greater Western Sydney over the weekend.

Collingwood host Hawthorn at the MCG this Saturday night.

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