Collingwood coach Craig McRae has provided an injury update on Brodie Grundy.
McRae confirmed Grundy reported ankle soreness after his return game in the VFL last week.
Grundy trained on Tuesday, however, he is still experiencing soreness around the ankle.
McRae says the ruckman won’t play in the AFL side this week, but is hopeful he can feature at VFL level.
“I played on the weekend, and I was rapt that he got through the game. We haven’t shied away thinking that he needed a bit of a hit-out before AFL opportunity,” the Magpies coach told SEN’s The Run Home.
“Unfortunately, I have pulled up a little bit sore. He trained yesterday and he got through the session, but he’s still a little bit sore.
“We won’t play him in the AFL this week, we’re hoping he gets up by the end of the week to play VFL again, but it might be just a wait and see at the moment.
“He was a little bit sore yesterday post training.”
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Co-host Andy Maher asked: “Is it after-game sore or is it injury-related sore?”
McRae said in response: “I think it’s a little bit of both.
“He’s having some awareness in the ankle during training and then it settles down a bit and then when he gets up to perform again there’s a little bit in it still.
“We’re just going to have to wait and see. He’s going to get some more treatment today and then see if he can train tomorrow and see where we’re at.”
Grundy recorded 21 hit-outs, 11 disposals and laid eight tackles in Collingwood’s VFL win over Southport last week.
The 28-year-old hasn’t played at AFL level since Round 6.