Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury was substituted for the Magpies quarter-final match against Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium on Friday night due to an ankle injury.
Pendlebury limped off the field for the first quarter and went straight down to the room for further evaluation by Collingwood paramedics.
After leaving the room, he tried to prove his fitness by doing some runs along the touchline.
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But he failed in his attempt to return to the match.
Collingwood confirmed Pendlebury was hit in the shin just above the ankle.
The six-time All-Australian player was influential early on with six tackles that gave his team a five-point lead over the more legendary Power, before being forced off the field.
What’s important for Collingwood is the fact that 211cm Mason Cox will act as his replacement in their squad for the final three quarters.
The Magpies could not have asked for a less similar player to take Pendlebury’s place.
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