Mason Wood will undergo surgery in the next 24 hours following a confronting incident in last night’s win against Collingwood.

The 30-year-old was stretchered from the ground after colliding mid-air with teammate Zaine Cordy in the first quarter of the game.

Wood received a concussion as a result of the clash, but will now also undergo surgery to repair a broken collarbone.


“Obviously you’d prefer your players not get injured at all, but considering the angle and way Mason landed, we could’ve been dealing with something far more serious,” EGM Football David Misson said. 

“Mason’s set for surgery in the next few hours, which is a great start. He’ll now get his rehab started pretty much straight away.

“We’ll have a better idea of a return to play timeline after his initial recovery from surgery - we think it’ll be around the six-week mark, but we’ll be able to provide a clearer picture early next week.

“If we know anything about Mase it’s that he’s extremely diligent and professional in how he looks after his body, so we know he’ll be doing everything he can to get right and be back on the field as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, Liam Henry will undergo a scan to assess some hamstring tightness.

“We took Liam out of the game towards the end as a precaution,” Misson said.

“We’ll provide a further update once we have those results back.”

The club’s full injury update will be posted on on Tuesday.