Jeremy Howe
DefenderD
Out
Injury Knee - MCL
Undergoes surgery
DCollingwood Magpies
Knee - MCL
July 8, 2020
Howe underwent surgery on his ruptured PCL in his right knee, according to General Manager of Football Geoff Walsh.
ANALYSIS
While the prognosis on Howe's months-long recovery remains the same, his GM was optimistic of his chances of playing later in the season, depending on how long it eventually runs. The injury was suffered back in Round 4 in a collision with Jacob Hopper of GWS.
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Surgery on tap
DCollingwood Magpies
Knee - MCL
July 2, 2020
Howe was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to address a ruptured PCL in his right knee, Riley Beveridge and Chris Correia of AFL.com.au reports.
ANALYSIS
While Collingwood hasn't ruled Howe out for the season, general manager Geoff Walsh said Howe's recovery timeline would be measured in a "matter of months rather than weeks." With that in mind, it's probably safe to rule Howe out through at least early September, leaving a significant void on defense for the Magpies. Howe suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Collingwood's two-point loss to GWS in Round 4 after colliding with Giants midfielder Jacob Hopper.
Ruptured PCL confirmed
DCollingwood Magpies
Knee - MCL
June 27, 2020
Collingwood confirmed Saturday that Howe suffered a ruptured PCL and damaged his MCL during Friday's match versus the Giants.
ANALYSIS
Unfortunately, it appears Howe is headed for an extended stay on the sidelines and will look into options, including surgery, when he sees a specialist Monday. Howe had gotten off to a great start in 2020, recording 20 or more disposals in three of the four games while averaging 6.5 marks. However, there's a chance he has played his last game of the season.
Likely facing long-term absence
DCollingwood Magpies
Knee - MCL
June 26, 2020
Head coach Nathan Buckley indicated after Friday's match versus GWS that the initial reports suggest Howe has suffered MCL and PCL damage and may be sidelined for a while, Jon Ralph of the Herald Sun reports.
ANALYSIS
If scans confirm the initial diagnosis, there's a chance Howe's 2020 season has prematurely come to an end. It would be an unfortunate turn for Howe and the Magpies, whose defensive lines have been among the best in the league thus far. Howe has been a major contributor in that effort, averaging 21.5 disposals and 6.5 marks through the first four rounds.