Scans confirm the worst for Magpies skipper

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UPDATE: Magpies skipper Scott Pendlebury volition miss the remainder of the play aft scans confirmed helium suffered a hairline fracture successful his little near limb during Collingwood's 28-point nonaccomplishment to Port Adelaide past night.

The 33-year-old was substituted retired of the crippled astatine quarter-time aft landing awkwardly successful a first-term tackle.

The six-time All-Australian limped disconnected the crushed during the opening word and was instantly assessed by the Magpies' aesculapian unit successful the rooms. And portion Pendlebury tried to beryllium his fittingness successful a bid of run-throughs connected the boundary, the 334-game champion was ruled retired for the remainder of the match.

"Unfortunately, Scott volition miss the remainder of the season," Collingwood shot brag Graham Wright said.

"It takes a spot to bring him down. He has been durable astir beyond content to person played 334 matches crossed 16 seasons but a fracture, nevertheless small, requires due attraction and care.

Scott Pendlebury (Getty)

"There is nary displacement and Scott is comparatively comfortable. As skipper helium volition enactment adjacent to our precise young radical implicit the past period of the play to lend arsenic a person and, arsenic usual, we'll spot him backmost connected the way connected time 1 of pre-season training."

Pendlebury said aft the crippled that the injury, which was caused by a sound conscionable supra his ankle, felt similar a erstwhile setback.

"I've breached my limb earlier and it's a small spot akin to the symptom I experienced with that," Pendlebury told ABC Sport.

"It's truly sore astir the bony successful the mediate of my leg, the musculus astir that is truly tight. I tried to tally oregon footwear and it didn't consciousness right."

Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury. (Getty)

Pendlebury tallied six touches successful the archetypal term, 2 of which were contested.

Collingwood led Port Adelaide by 5 points astatine the quarter-time interruption earlier sliding to a 14.13 (97) to 10.9 (69) loss.

In a stroke to Collingwood's triumph chances connected apical of Pendlebury's injury, the Magpies' aesculapian substitute was 211-centimetre ruck-forward Mason Cox.

There's not a much dissimilar subordinate successful the contention to Pendlebury than Cox.

Port Adelaide's triumph ensured the 300th AFL crippled of weapon midfielder Travis Boak was an juncture to cherish.

Travis Boak is chaired from the crushed by Port Adelaide teammates Ollie Wines and Sam Powell-Pepper aft his 300th AFL game. (Getty)

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