Monday, 20 February 2017
Jamie Elliott is on crutches after
injuring his ankle during a training drill.
"It happened pretty quick. When I went for the ball, (a teammate) behind me, he just fell into my leg a little bit. I don't know if I just cramped up but I'll know more from the scan that I just got," Elliott said.
"It feels OK, it doesn't feel like it's anything serious. We might just have to lay off it for a couple of days and see how it pulls up."
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Scott Pendlebury says the club feared that Jamie Elliott's back injury would spell the end of his AFL career.
Elliott is set to make an emotional return in Thursday night's JLT Community Series game against Essendon after being sidelined for all of 2016.
"I think everyone had concerns that he wasn't going to get back," Pendlebury said.
"He was pretty nervous at the time. Any time you have to go and have back surgery, it's pretty scary.
"Since day one of the pre-season, he's been back out here. You can just see the love of football he's got. He appreciates it that much more now that he's had 12 months out so we're looking forward to him coming back."
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Jamie Elliott suspects he will
shed a tear when he takes the ground for Collingwood's pre-season opener against Essendon.
Debilitating back problems that led to surgery forced the promising Magpie to miss all of last season and left him uncertain as to how this pre-season might play out.
"To be honest, I didn't know what was going to happen [with my injury]," Elliott said.
"I had good days and bad days. I still do, but I am finding a way to manage my back in terms of preparation and recovery leading into training sessions."
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Nathan Buckley now concedes the major impact Jamie Elliott's absence in 2016 had on the team's fortunes, particularly in the first half of last season.
"It did put a hole in our offence. He has the potential to be a match-winner or a difference maker," Buckley said.
"There is less reliance on individuals than there has ever been but then at the same time you can't ignore the fact that individuals within the team plan [can] make or break you.
"Jamie is potentially one of those guys."
Monday, 14 November 2016
Collingwood is taking a cautious, "slow burn" approach to Jamie Elliott's recovery from a serious back ailment.
"Jamie's going well. It's going to be a slow burn until Christmas time," Magpies high performance manager Bill Davoren said.
"We're looking at the sixth of January as his main, overall re-entry point, but (we're) very happy with where he's at.
"He's still going to be need to be watched closely. It was a serious injury and one that needs to be respected, so we'll certainly keep our guard up as we move to Christmas."
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
Collingwood hopes star forward Jamie Elliott will return to full training by early January as he makes solid progress from back surgery.
The Magpies have been heartened by the advances the 23-year-old has made in the past month after having surgery in the middle of the season which coach Nathan Buckley described as "significant to put some support into a vertebrae".
"Right now he has been through hell and back for a young player who has really high aspirations about what he wants to be as a footballer and what he wants to provide to the club," Buckley said.
"We're quite bullish about where he can get to and he will probably be in full training [at the] end [of] December or [in] January, but we have got plenty of time to graduate his load so that we can give him every chance of getting back to full fitness."
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Jamie Elliott is still hoping he can play football this season after back surgery.
Elliott hasn't lined up for a game in 2016 and went under the knife two weeks ago for an injury known as pars defect, which is a defect of the lumbar vertebra in the spine.
"Whether I can get that back in six weeks without having any pain, or do we go conservative and let it heal a little bit longer, just in case? So it's a hard one," Elliott said.
"We'll have to take it probably a couple of weeks at a time … but I'm not going to say that I can't play footy at the end of this year, because I know it's a possibility."
Monday, 23 May 2016
Jamie Elliott is almost certain to miss the rest of the season with the Collingwood forward set to have surgery on his troublesome back.
Elliott met with a specialist to determine the best course of action after he suffered a setback in his recovery from a back injury.
The specialist recommended surgical intervention, which is expected to sideline him for up to six weeks.
"The good news is that [the surgery] will be more anatomical in nature and not particularly invasive which when you’re talking about back surgery, that is good news," Magpies football boss Neil Balme said.
"It'll keep him out for about six weeks and then he should be fine to move on and we’ll see what happens from there."
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Jamie Elliott suffers another setback on his troublesome back.
Elliott will visit a specialist to determine the best course of action and, if surgery is required, could miss the rest of the 2016 season.
"Jamie's recovery has been spasmodic," Magpies football manager Neil Balme said.
"Last week he felt a little uncomfortable with it and next week he will see a specialist with the aim of looking at what, if anything, more can be done to resolve this back issue."
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Jamie Elliott could still be sidelined for up to two months, despite making progress over the past fortnight from a debilitating back injury.
Elliott was back out on the track and running repeat sprints on Tuesday, but the Magpies are still being extremely cautious with his return to the field.
"We think the long-term (prognosis) would have him [out for] 6-8 weeks but it could be 4-12. We won't see him in the next month, he's still got a lot of work to do to get back up to speed," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.
"He would need to jump every hurdle between now and then without a hiccup and we can't guarantee that, given the nature of his injury."
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Jamie Elliott will begin running next Monday, but concedes the timing of his return to the field is still unknown.
Elliott has been battling an ongoing back condition known as pars defect, and the club chose to take him out of training in late February to allow it time to heal.
"I've been de-loaded for about four weeks now, so I'll start running on Monday and it's just a week by week thing to see how it tracks and pulls up," Elliot said.
"It's a gradual build up, so it's hard to put an amount of weeks on it … I don't know when I'll be back."
Elliott said he had been dealing with constant discomfort.
"Some days are good and I don't feel it all and then there's other days where it stirs up a bit," he said.
"It's a lot to do with my posture. At the moment, it's really good so I don't see why I wouldn't get through next week with the running, so I'm pretty positive."
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Jamie Elliott will miss Collingwood's season-opener against Sydney because of a bad back.
"We have decided we are going to take him out of the program for three or four weeks and not do the genuine footy stuff and let him settle," Magpies football manager Neil Balme said.
"We're pretty confident he'll be right to go again at that stage."
Monday, 4 May 2015
Jamie Elliot signs a three-year deal with Collingwood that will keep him at the club until the end of 2018.
"I couldn't see myself anywhere else," Elliott said.
"It's basically my second family and I hold it really close to my heart … I just love it here," he said.
"When I first came here I was shy country kid and didn't really come out of myself, but now I am just so comfortable with where I'm at and playing footy how I used to play it."
Friday, 20 March 2015
Jamie Elliott is confident he is over the worst of his hamstring issues, but says it is something he will have to monitor throughout the season.
"I've had to manage it (the hamstring issue) throughout the whole pre-season, but I haven't had too many issues where I've missed sessions," Elliott said.
"Hopefully I can manage it through the season and it won't give me any grief.
"I'm pretty confident that I won't miss games because of it, so hopefully it stays like that."
Saturday, 8 November 2014
Jamie Elliott has been awarded the No.5 jumper for 2015, the number worn by two of the Magpies' past three captains.
Elliott mentioned his hope to wear the number to Maxwell at a party post-season and the wheels were set in motion.
"It's a big number and it's a huge privilege to get it," Elliott said.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Entering his first injury-free pre-season Jamie Elliot says he hopes to break into the Collingwood midfield rotation in 2014.
"It's one of my ambitions to play midfield at some stage," Elliott said.
"I've got to look after my body and I've got to be honest with the physios and fitness staff so I can just manage myself.
"So far my body's holding up as good as it has been so I don't feel like a 60-year-old playing footy at the moment, I feel like I'm 21, so hopefully it stays that way and I stay injury free."
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Justin Koschitzke says a two-match suspension for his off-the-ball hit on Collingwood youngster Jamie Elliott does not mean his career is over as suggested by media experts including former Essendon skipper Matthew Lloyd.
"I'm by no means done as a lot of people out there are jumping to some conclusions and saying," Koschitzke said.
"I've still got the year to go, we're still very young in the year and other people are going to get their chance.
"I'll be working pretty hard to get back out there and put the red, white and black on again and finish the year off on a positive note."
Saturday, 4 May 2013
An incident involving St Kilda's Justin Koschitzke that left Magpie Jamie Elliott dazed during the second quarter of their round 6 clash at Etihad Stadium drew an angry response from sidelined Magpie Dayne Beams via Twitter.
"Fairly weak that by Justin Koschitzke," Beams tweeted before deleting his tweet.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Jamie Elliott and Jarrod Witts sign new deals to stay at Collingwood for two and three years respectively.
"Jamie, with almost 20 games under his belt now, is becoming one of the bright young players in the competition," Collingwood football manager Geoff Walsh said.
Monday, 28 January 2013
After a solid debut season in 2012, Jamie Elliott knows his spot is under threat until he becomes a better goalsneak.
"Playing the games I did last year means there is always expectations on how I am going to go this year, but it's more I have got a lot of expectations on myself so I have just got to dig in and do what I can do and hopefully that is enough," Elliott said.
"I can't have just one strength and it can't just be for marking so I have got to add more things to my game so tackling and forward-line pressure is one.
"I've seen myself as just a marking forward but I have got to add another part to my game - crumbing and finishing my work inside 50."
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has awarded small forward Alex Fasolo the No. 1 jumper for 2012.
Fasolo will have to relinquish his current No. 35 jumper to new draftee Jamie Elliot in keeping with the Magpies' tradition of giving that jumper to the club's first round draftee.
"Bucks wants me to have No.1, so hopefully I'll carry that well and I'm happy to be wearing it," Fasolo told the Herald Sun.
"I would have loved to have kept 35, but I guess we couldn't break tradition. That's all right, I'm sure Jamie Elliott will carry it well."