Collingwood vice-captain Taylor Adams has been ruled out of the Magpies’ preliminary final due to a hamstring injury.
Adams was injured at a Magpies’ training session on Friday
The Magpies described the injury as a “low-grade” strain
They will play either Port Adelaide or GWS in their preliminary final
Adams sustained a low-grade hamstring strain at a Friday training session.
“It’s unfortunate to confirm that Taylor Adams has sustained a low-grade hamstring strain during our training session held yesterday evening,” Magpies general manager of football Graham Wright said in a statement.
“Taylor has been an integral part of our midfield this season, and while it’s disappointing for him and the team that he won’t be available for the upcoming preliminary final, the positive is that it is only a minor strain.
“Our medical staff are working closely with Taylor who will immediately commence rehabilitation on his left hamstring.”
The Magpies will play either Port Adelaide or GWS in their preliminary final at the MCG next week.
The Power and Giants face each other in their semifinal at Adelaide Oval on Saturday evening.
The Magpies did not address Nick Daicos’s fitness on Saturday, but the 20-year-old is expected to be available to play next week.
Daicos injured his knee in round 21.
The Magpies advanced to the preliminary finals last week following a seven-point win over Melbourne, whose season ended at the hands of Carlton on Friday night.
The Blues triumphed by just two points at the MCG to reach their first preliminary final in 23 years.
They will play the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba for a spot in the grand final.
The Blues’ most recent premiership win came in 1995, while their last grand final appearance was in 1999.
Source: AFL NEWS ABC