Collingwood star Jordan De Goey has set his sights on being cherry-ripe for the finals, saying he won't rush back from his untimely hamstring injury.
De Goey is set to miss Saturday's clash with Melbourne at the MCG, having strained his hamstring in the dying minutes of the round 19 loss to Richmond.
With Collingwood owning the longest injury list in the AFL, De Goey indicated on Tuesday he wouldn't take any chances with his return.
"I'm going alright, chipping away," De Goey told radio station Triple M.
"It's obviously one of these injuries you don't want to come back too quickly from. I'll take the right amount of time and make sure it's right before I come back.
"Whether that's this week or next, we'll soon find out.
"Obviously this part of the season it's just trying to get it right for the finals if that's the case."
Mason Cox became the latest victim of the Pies' injury curse during their easy win over Gold Coast on the weekend.
The towering American suffered a tear of his retina in his left eye which requires season-ending surgery.
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