Collingwood star Jeremy Howe stretchered off after horrific injury
Howe suffers injury in game against Geelong
Jeremy Howe, the Collingwood star, suffered a severe injury and was stretchered off of the ground in the game against Geelong. In the early stages of the third quarter, Howe attempted to spoil the ball and collided with Geelong opponent Tyson Stengle, landing awkwardly on his left arm as he braced for contact with the MCG turf.
Howe’s injury considered a broken forearm
Given the severity of Howe’s injury, which is thought to be a broken forearm, broadcasters chose not to show the incident’s replay. Howe was lying on the ground in excruciating pain with his arm out while Collingwood’s trainers rushed to assess him, stopping play.
Howe receives support from teammates before being loaded into ambulance
As Howe was placed onto a stretcher, his Magpies teammates surrounded him on the field, along with some Geelong opponents, to show their support for the injured veteran. Howe was then loaded into an ambulance surrounded by his family outside the Collingwood rooms.
Howe’s injury follows previous setbacks
Before suffering a severe knee injury in 2020, Howe had been one of Collingwood’s most durable players. He played only four games that season and played just eight games in 2021 primarily due to a hamstring injury.
Collingwood captain Darcy Moore speaks on Howe’s injury
Collingwood captain Darcy Moore became emotional when speaking about Howe post-game. “It’s heartbreaking. We go through so much together as AFL players, you ride the highs and the lows really closely,” he told Channel 7.
Nathan Buckley comments on Howe’s injury
Former Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley stated that Collingwood players “would’ve been gutted” after losing Howe. “Howie is such an emotional connector for this group, so that’s a big thing to get over,” he told Fox Footy.
Howe recently signed a contract extension with the club
Howe’s latest injury comes just three days after signing a one-year contract extension that tied him to Collingwood until the end of the 2024 season. Pies football boss Graham Wright praised Howe, saying he was an integral part of the club, both on and off the field.