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Goldsack to miss season

Collingwood will be without Tyson Goldsack for the 2018 season after scans confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

COLLINGWOOD’S injury woes have continued with confirmation Tyson Goldsack requires a season-ending knee reconstruction.

The 30-year-old hurt his left knee during Saturday’s pre-season win over the Western Bulldogs in Moe.

There was no indication during or shortly after the game that he had suffered the injury, but the club confirmed he had ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament on Monday.

“It’s a tough blow for Tyson, who is a senior player in our group and an important one,” Magpies football director Geoff Walsh said.

“The news came as bit of a shock to everyone, Tyson most of all. He jogged from the field thinking he had hyper-extended the knee.

“For him and us, it’s a bitter reminder of how tough our game can be.”

Goldsack has played 161 games since his 2007 debut and was a member of Collingwood’s 2010 premiership team.

The Magpies have had a bad run with injuries in the off-season.

After Saturday’s win, coach Nathan Buckley confirmed that Daniel Wells (achilles) and Jamie Elliott (ankle) will not be ready for the round-one clash with Hawthorn.

Suspended utility Jordan de Goey now is also out of action with a hamstring injury, while James Aish has a calf problem.

Levi Greenwood (knee) is not expected back until round two or three.

Alex Fasolo (shoulder) could be ready for the start of the season, while Darcy Moore, Jeremy Howe and Adam Treloar all returned from injury for the Bulldogs game.

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