Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey to have finger surgery in the wake of Magpies’ 22-point AFL win


Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey will undergo finger surgery this weekend after injuring himself during his five-goal display against Geelong.

De Goey injured the flexor tendon in his right middle finger in the third quarter of the Magpies’ 22-point win in Perth on Thursday night.

He kicked three of his five goals in the final term but finished the match with strapping on his right hand.

De Goey will remain with the Magpies squad in their Western Australian hub while completing his recovery.

The 24-year-old could be sidelined for up to two months, however the Magpies will not put a timeframe on his return.

“We will have a better idea of an expected return date following his surgery,” Magpies general manager of football Geoff Walsh said in a statement.

De Goey had returned to the Magpies line-up for the Cats encounter after missing last week’s victory over Hawthorn in Sydney.

Earlier this month he was charged with indecent assault over an alleged incident from 2015.

The win over the Cats was the Magpies’ fourth of the season, moving them into provisional second place on the ladder.

They will not have to play again until July 26, when they face West Coast in the second match of their Perth stay.

The Magpies’ win over the Cats moved them to second spot on the ladder.(AAP: Richard Wainwright)

Meanwhile, the Magpies have suspended the memberships of two supporters after they made offensive comments on social media following Thursday night’s match.

The club did not outline the nature of the comments but said the two members would complete a respect and responsibility education course before their memberships would be restored.

“The posts were not acceptable and we have an obligation to call them out,” Magpies chief executive Mark Anderson said.

“Tolerance, the celebration of difference and respect are qualities important to what we are striving for at Collingwood but none of these grant anyone the right to insult and demean others.

“We expect better of everyone involved with the club.”

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