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Magpies not panicking after Moore gets subbed out of win over Cats

Collingwood coach Craig McRae says captain Darcy Moore may return before the end of the home-and-away season after being subbed out of Friday night’s eight-point win over Geelong.

Key points:

Moore was subbed out early in the Magpies’ win over the Cats
McRae says Moore sustained hamstring tightness
Friday night’s victory snapped a two-match losing run for the Magpies

Moore left the field with hamstring tightness early in the Magpies’ 16.13 (109) to 15.11(101) triumph over the defending premiers at the MCG.

With two rounds remaining in the home-and-away season beyond this weekend, McRae said he was not concerned about the possibility of Moore being sidelined before the finals.

“It’s not major,” McRae said of Moore’s injury.

“My understanding is that he’s tight … we have to wait until the scans show what the damage is.”

Moore joins Nick Daicos on the Magpies’ injury list.

Daicos is out for up to six weeks with a knee injury after the Magpies’ shock defeat to Hawthorn last weekend.

Jack Ginnivan (10 disposals, three goal assists) injected much-needed energy into Friday night’s match as Moore’s sub.

It was Ginnivan’s first appearance since being dropped because of poor form ahead of the Magpies’ clash with the Sydney Swans in round 12.

“Tonight, he [Ginnivan] certainly showed everyone that at his best he is well and truly in our team,” McRae said.

“He’s a player that ignites the crowd and he ignites us.

“He’s had to wait maybe longer than he had to but I thought if we picked him before tonight, then we picked him on last year’s form.”

The victory over the Cats ended the Magpies’ two-match losing run and gave them a 12-point buffer on top of the ladder ahead of the completion of round 22.

They will face fellow top-four side Brisbane at Docklands next Friday night.





Author: Russell White