Pies' Elliott facing three months out

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Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott is facing up to three months on the AFL sidelines after undergoing surgery on his fractured right fibula.

The 28-year-old was taken off during the second quarter of Thursday night's win over Carlton at the MCG, clutching his right leg after making a prominent start with two goals.

Substitute Trey Ruscoe was immediately activated as Elliott was taken for assessment.

Scans have since revealed the fracture to Elliott's fibula.

Further scans are required to determine whether there is any damage to Elliott's right ankle.

"At this stage it is likely that Jamie will need an extended period on the sidelines," Collingwood football manager Graham Wright said.

"We'll know more once the operation and further scans have been completed but the unfortunate expectation is that he will miss two or three months of football from here.

"He'll do all the right things to be back as soon as possible and we look forward to having him back in the second half of the season."

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

The gun goal sneak's fresh setback increases the pressure on a Collingwood forward line led by Jordan De Goey and Brody Mihocek.