Collingwood midfielder Brent Macaffer’s bid to return from a serious knee injury has been hit with a setback, with the Magpie to undergo more surgery.
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Macaffer will undergo arthroscopic surgery, with Collingwood football director Neil Balme believing it will delay his return to senior football by at least three to four weeks.
“Brent Macaffer has been struggling with that recovery from his serious surgery on his knee. They are going to go in and have a bit of a look with an arthroscope to see how it goes,” Balme told Collingwood’s website.
“We’re not expecting anything too serious but it will certainly hold him back with the amount of time it takes for him to recover from the arthroscope which will be three or four weeks before he can get back into his program.
“It was a bit disappointing but it’s probably good news for him as we will be able to get him back on track.”
Macaffer has undergone two knee reconstructions in his AFL career, with his latest major injury coming against the Greater Western Sydney Giants in round 22, 2014.
The 27-year-old has played 73 games for the Magpies since being selected at pick no.27 in the 2007 rookie draft.
Macaffer was made to wait until 2009 to make his debut, but was part of Collingwood’s 2010 premiership-winning side.