Collingwood superstar Jordan De Goey will miss some preseason training after shoulder surgery.
De Goey was not seen at the Magpies training session on Monday and the club later revealed he had an arthroscope on his right shoulder.
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He is expected to abstain from training for the remainder of the year and will return to the track in January.
“Jordan had managed that right shoulder towards the end of our season and while we’ve given her every opportunity to calm down about the off-season, after consulting with a specialist over the past few days, it was determined that a cleanup was the best course of action for him ‘ said Collingwood football manager Graham Wright.
“As of this writing, we expect Jordan to be able to return to full training by January.”
De Goey has recently grappled with the “double-edged sword” that makes him a dazzling footballer – at times – but also contributes to the behavior that gets him in hot water.
The Magpie bull has endured 13 months of horror, which began last October when he ended up in a Manhattan jail and pleaded not guilty to violent touching charges after an incident at a New York nightclub.
More controversy followed in mid-2022 when video surfaced of him partying in a Bali nightclub and touching a woman’s breast. He had to apologize for his behavior and later revealed that he had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
In September, de Goey turned down a big offer from St Kilda to sign a five-year deal with the Magpies.
He has played 137 games for Collingwood and worked hard to ensure a successful season next year.
In the meantime, Collingwood will be keeping a close eye on his rising superstar, Nick Daicos.
Daicos was spotted limping during a pre-season training session on Friday and was clearly uneasy as he left the field clinging to his leg.
He received support on the sidelines with a problem that appeared to be behind his knee.
Daicos has added size and muscle since Collingwood’s brutal end to the 2022 season, recently winning a club time trial.
He took the 2022 competition by storm, winning the AFL’s Rising Star Award at a gallop.
https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/collingwood-releases-statement-on-jordan-de-goey-as-controversial-afl-star-has-surgery-c-9065345 Collingwood releases statement on Jordan De Goey as controversial AFL star underwent surgery