Injury could stop Pendles facing Eagles

Sunday, 16 July 2017, 11:00:33 PM. SCOTT Pendlebury’s remarkable ability to play through pain will be tested by a right hand injury that required scans yesterday.
The Collingwood skipper was unable to shake hands with opponents post-match after the Pies’ fighting win over Gold Coast. He will hope his hand is only bruised rather than broken, which would likely sideline him for several weeks. HAPPY COACH: FOOTY GODS SMILED ON US: BUCKS BOUNCE BACK: PIES WIN BUT IS IT ENOUGH FOR BUCKLEY? MICK MALTHOUSE: I FEEL SORRY FOR BUCK’S FAMILY The win means the Pies are still a mathematical chance of playing finals at 6-10, able to play in September if they win their next six games. But Pendlebury admitted the hand was damaged and said he was unsure if he would take on West Coast at Etihad Stadium. The 29-year-old, who played through damaged ribs early last year, has played at least 21 games in his past 10 seasons. Scott Pendlebury could miss Collingwood’s clash against West Coast.Source:Getty Images He has played the last 61 games for Collingwood dating back to Round 21, 2014. “I think any time you come and get a scan, it’s never good. Hopefully it’s on the lesser end and I can play this week,’’ he told Channel Seven. FOOTY FANS SURVEY: HAVE YOUR SAY ON FOOTY’S BIG ISSUES AND GO IN THE DRAW FOR TWO TICKETS TO THE 2017 AFL GRAND FINAL Key defender Tyson Goldsack said coach Nathan Buckley was in the coaching form of his career and endorsed his continuing tenure. While Buckley admitted key injuries had hurt opponent Gold Coast, Pendlebury said the Pies had responded strongly to a week of speculation. “It was a big week last week. It seemed almost to...Read more
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