Sport

Pies defender suffers injury setback

Ben Sinclair of the Magpies is assisted off the ground by team doctors.
Ben Sinclair of the Magpies is assisted off the ground by team doctors. JOE CASTRO

COLLINGWOOD defender Ben Sinclair has suffered another unlucky setback after scans confirmed he needs surgery on his injured left hamstring.

Sinclair hobbled off the ground in the third quarter of Thursday night's win over Essendon in the opening match of the JLT Community Series at Etihad Stadium.

The injury looked serious at the time and scans on Friday confirmed the 25-year-old suffered a serious hamstring tear.

Collingwood's general manager of football Geoff Walsh said Sinclair would undergo surgery next week, but how long his recovery would take was unclear until he was reviewed by his surgeon.

"Scans have confirmed Ben has suffered a reasonably serious tear," Walsh said.

"Surgery, probably sometime next week, seems likely but the precise details of when that might be and how long his recovery might take won't be known until he has seen the surgeon.

"It's a tough break for Ben, who has had more than his share of misfortune over his time. That said, he is a resilient and, of course, everything within his and our power will be put into seeing him back on the fiels as soon as possible."

The latest injury setback follows a frustrating 2016 for Sinclair, who had a string of concussions in 2016 when he played 13 senior games.

Hamstring problems also restricted his AFL appearances in the preceding two seasons. He has played 63 games since making his debut for the Magpies in 2011.

Collingwood's next match of the JLT Community series is against Fremantle on March 4 in Mandurah.

News Corp Australia

Topics:  ben sinclair collingwood magpies jlt community series


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

OPINION: We really are a nation of welfare bludgers

Centrelink

Eight out of 10 cents from taxpayer going to fund welfare

Man repeatedly struck with baseball bat during robbery

Police are investigating a violent robbery at a Loganlea store.

One of the men put the man in a headlock

Man killed after van bursts into flames in crash

Two cars were involved in the crash

Local Partners

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!