“Adam will work through the regulation 21-day rehab period and then we will re-assess,” said Collingwood football department chief Geoff Walsh on the club’s website.
“The strain is mild or low level and the previous major surgery is intact. Adam was confident that the nick was minor and so it is.”
Treloar had been among the Pies’ best against the Tigers, amassing 34 disposals. No player racked up more of the footy in the AFL last year than the former Greater Western Sydney onballer, who finished the 2019 season with 789 disposals in a year in which he finished fourth in the Collingwood best and fairest and polled 18 Brownlow Medal votes.
The Pies’ list is in reasonable shape heading into the season with the bulk of their squad available. Dayne Beams – an indefinite absentee with mental health issues – remains sidelined, however Jeremy Howe, Scott Pendlebury, Darcy Moore, Steele Sidebottom and Brodie Grundy should all be available to take on St Kilda in Morwell on Sunday after missing the Richmond match because of their involvement in the bushfire relief state of origin match.
Off-season recruit Darcy Cameron is pushing for a place in Nathan Buckley’s line-up for round one after impressing against the Tigers.
“Darcy showed today what we recruited him for. He’s a very strong aerial player, took some plucks inside forward 50 and kicked a couple of goals as well as getting around the ground. His ruckwork has probably been better than even we’d hoped for,” Buckley said after Sunday’s match.