Magpies ace Elliott injured in AFL clash

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Collingwood are unsure about the extent of a leg injury to Jamie Elliott after the dynamic forward went down in the Magpies' AFL win against Carlton.

The 28-year-old was taken off in the second quarter of Thursday night's game at the MCG clutching his leg after making a prominent start with two goals.

Magpies medical substitute Trey Ruscoe was immediately brought into the game as Elliott was taken off for assessment.

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said the club will wait for Elliott, who was later seen using crutches, to have scans on Friday before speculating about the injury.

"Clearly unable to finish the game, so not a great sign, but we're hoping for the best," Buckley said.

Elliott has endured a horrible run with injury during his 125-game career, missing lengthy periods due to soft-tissue, back and ankle issues.

If the crafty goal-sneak is out for an extended time it will place further pressure on Collingwood's forward stocks of Jordan De Goey and Brody Mihocek.

After losing their season-opener against the Western Bulldogs, the Magpies hit back with a 21-point victory over the Blues before preparing for an Easter Thursday clash with the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba in round three.