Scott Pendlebury will require surgery after suffering a hairline fracture in his leg at training and will miss the rest of Collingwood's pre-season for 2021.
"Given his previous injury we are being cautious. He will need a minimal amount of time off his legs but will be fine to go when the program returns to training in the new year," Collingwood football manager Graham Wright said.
Scott Pendlebury will miss the rest of 2021 after scans confirm a broken leg sustained in the Magpie's loss to Port Adelaide.
"It takes a bit to bring him down. He has been durable almost beyond belief to have played 334 matches across 16 seasons but a fracture, however small, requires appropriate treatment and care," Collingwood GM Graham Wright said.
Scott Pendlebury is set to miss up to four weeks after scans revealed he had suffered a quad strain during the Magpies' warm-up against West Coast, resulting in him being pulled out of the squad at the last minute.
Scott Pendlebury is set to become Collingwood's longest-serving skipper after being named captain for a seventh straight season.
Steele Sidebottom will continue on as vice-captain, while Jeremy Howe and Taylor Adams have been elevated as leaders of the club. All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Jordan Roughead have also been added to the leadership group for the first time.
Lynden Dunn was in the group last year but is not currently on the list as he recovers from a second knee reconstruction.
Nine players received more than $1 million in the 2019 AFL season, with Dustin Martin and Nat Fyfe the standout earners.
It is believed Martin and Fyfe each earnt more than $1.3 million on 2019 accounts, well clear of the game's other million-dollar players headed by West Coast's Jeremy McGovern, GWS's Jeremy Cameron and Sydney's Lance Franklin.
Others in, or near, the million-dollar club include the Giants' Josh Kelly, Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury, Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield, Dog Marcus Bontempelli, Eagle Andrew Gaff, and Carlton's Patrick Cripps.
Scott Pendlebury signs a one-year contract with Collingwood to remain at the club until the end of 2021.
"Scott sets an example in the way he plays, trains and leads. His value to Collingwood is immense," Collingwood list manager Ned Guy said.
"His achievements speak for themselves but the influence of his professional dedication and constant search for improvement are so important to those around him. Very few can win six All-Australian blazers but everyone can learn something from a footballer who has played 20 or more matches in 12 of his 14 seasons and holds to the standard he does."
A record nine players earned more than $1 million in 2017 as the rich got richer under the new collective bargaining agreement.
Lance Franklin is understood to have been one of the competition's highest-paid players last season, with Tom Boyd, Scott Pendlebury, Nathan Fyfe and then Gold Coast teammates Gary Ablett and Tom Lynch widely believed within industry circles to have also earned seven-figure salaries.
It is likely some of 2017's millionaires are on contracts wherein their average yearly salary is less than $1 million, but their deals were front- or back-ended last season to top seven figures. Sources identified Dayne Beams and Michael Hurley as players in this category.
Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and teammate Dion Prestia would also have been among the AFL's top earners in 2017.
Scott Pendlebury credits his resilience and toughness for reaching the 250 game milestone.
"There's been a few games where I looked no chance to play early in the week, but I got up at the last minute; and at times I've played when I probably shouldn't have, but a lot of AFL players would say the same thing," Pendlebury said.
"You challenge yourself to see if you can still play your role."
Geelong skipper Joel Selwood has laughed off his exchange of words with Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury as the siren went to end Sunday's game at the MCG.
Selwood joked that he needed to be smart enough next time to not stand alongside the best player on the ground when the siren went in a game the Cats had lost.
"He was the closest one to me so I was taking a little bit of frustration out on him," Selwood said.
Pendlebury said it was awkward when the siren blew right in the middle of their exchange.
"It was quite awkward because you are in the heat of the moment and then you are supposed to switch straight off and shake hands and have a laugh, but if you have a laugh you probably get crushed as well," Pendlebury said.
Lance Franklin and Tom Boyd are widely believed to be among the competition's highest paid players.
Franklin was paid about $700,000 in each of his first two seasons at Sydney, but his salary is understood to have risen to at least seven figures in 2016.
Boyd crossed to the Bulldogs from Greater Western Sydney at the end of 2014 on a seven-year deal worth about $7 million.
The 2013 draft's No.1 pick earned about $140,000 under standardised second-year player wages and match payments in his first year at the Whitten Oval, but that amount spiked markedly in 2016.
Gary Ablett also earned at least $1 million in 2016, while Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe, Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury and West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui were widely seen by industry sources as earning close to that mark.
In his 200th match against the Suns, Scott Pendlebury racks up 35 disposals and three goals for the Magpies in the commanding 69-point win to be arguably best afield.
When asked about Pendlebury's career to date, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said it's what people don't see that makes him special.
"It looks like everything's been plain sailing for Pendles, he's been robust, he backs up every week, but I think what that hides is he's been challenged, he's probably been vulnerable, he's had to reinvent himself," Buckley said.
"He's had to face self doubts, he's had to push the little man off his shoulder that's saying 'maybe not today, maybe I don't have to do these extras, maybe I can give this one per center a miss, the ice-bath or the diet or the sleep', but he's pushed through those.
Scott Pendlebury will again captain the Magpies in 2015, supported by a streamlined leadership group that includes Travis Cloke, Steele Sidebottom, Nathan Brown and the newly promoted Tyson Goldsack.
Lachlan Keeffe and Clinton Young have stepped down as leaders this year.
"They're five very strong leaders, they're all premiership players and they all know what it takes to get there," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said.
"We want to get back into finals and clearly that's the ambition of all these boys.
"When the players went through the selection process there was a fairly clear delineation between the top five and the rest.
"We feel that we've really developed our leadership over the last couple of years and the vindication of that is the strength of this leadership group, even with players like Luke Ball and Nick Maxwell moving on from the football club."
Four years after he was left concussed by a violent assault, Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has backed teammate Marley Williams to resume playing after the defender was convicted of grievous bodily harm last week.
"We're fully supporting Marley as a football club," Pendlebury said.
"I think the media, you guys will be talking about it a fair bit. I feel like a broken record but we support Marls and we're just looking for a good week on the track up here."
Scott Pendlebury says he would support the idea of a night Grand Final after watching the NFL Super Bowl.
The 26-year-old recently travelled to the United States with Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett to attend the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.
"After seeing it, I spoke to 'Gaz' over there and said it would be pretty cool if we did this back in Australia," Pendlebury said.
"It created a great buzz and certainly something that opened my eyes over there is how well they did it, although they did mention the hardest tickets to get in the world are the AFL Grand Final tickets so our code's doing well."
Scott Pendlebury is named skipper of Collingwood for 2014, taking over from Nick Maxwell.
"His [Maxwell's] legacy, his standing among the players is as high as one can get," Pendlebury said about his former captain.
"We have always spoken about trying to get me ready for the role and I have always been trying to learn off 'Maxy,' so the beauty of it for me is I have still got Maxy here for me to bounce things off."
Gary Ablett and Scott Pendlebury joined the Australian cricket team at the MCG on Friday - as their drinks waiters.
Ablett and Pendlebury both worked with the Gatorade hydration team to prepare the drinks cart, with the dual Brownlow medallist getting the nod to take the drinks out to the players at a break on day two of the Boxing Day Test.
Ablett and Pendlebury's temporary career move was to celebrate Gatorade's new three-year partnership with the AFL. The global drinks company has supported Cricket Australia for more than seven years.
Collingwood vice-captain Scott Pendlebury says he is confident Heath Shaw can get back to his best after being dropped from the side due to failing skinfold results.
"'Shawry' acknowledges he has not met the elite standards we are desperate to maintain this season," Pendlebury wrote in his Herald Sun column.
"The level of discipline set by every club is going up every year and no small things can be overlooked if we are to achieve our ultimate goal.
"The skinfold issue is something, as Bucks (Nathan Buckley) said, that 'Shawry' is working hard on and I have no doubt he will get on top of it."
Thursday, 4 April 2013
On the eve of his 150th game against Carlton and former coach Mick Malthouse, Scott Pendlebury says Malthouse played a significant role in turning him into the footballer he is today.
"I got drafted as a wingman and I remember him coming out to the huddle at quarter time and saying to me, 'Your career won't last long on the wing. I want you on the ball.'" Pendlebury said about Malthouse.
"I credit him with the move on to the ball and I credit him with giving me the confidence to do what I am able to do."
Nick Maxwell will captain the Pies in 2013, with Scott Pendlebury as vice captain. Luke Ball and Dayne Beams will serve as deputy vice-captains.
"They're all fantastic positive examples about how to go about your footy, they're great teammates, they're great footballers and we're looking forward to their influence throughout the group," Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said of the leadership group.
"These four guys lead the way for their teammates and they'll be expected to drive this playing group to great things this season.
"[They] were clearly seen as the guys that the group looked up to and wanted to follow."
Dayne Beams has capped off a brilliant season to win his first Copeland Trophy as Collingwood's best and fairest.
Beams polled 205 votes ahead of Scott Pendlebury with 170 and Dane Swan with 147.
Beams paid tribute to former teammate Jon McCarthy who tragically passed away during an off-season trip to Las Vegas.
"I wanted to thank someone who's no longer with us. 'J-Mac', he was someone who I was friends with from the get-go," Beams told the crowd of over 1500 people at Crown Palladium, after being named as the winner.
"Then, as you probably all know, I endured some tough times with Johnny and there wasn't a day for five months where I didn't talk to Johnny.
"My heart goes out to his family and his friends. A lot of the boys here were close to him."
Injured Pie Scott Pendlebury is drifting in Brownlow Medal betting, with Jobe Watson set to assume favouritism.
"Pendlebury is still clearly the favourite, because ahead of his injury we had him polling in six or seven of the nine games he'd played in, so the way our guys were looking at it, he had a pretty good lead," Sportsbet's Adam Hamilton said.
"But if Jobe can pick up some serious votes in Pendlebury's absence, then he could take over as favourite."
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the drive to be the Magpies' best player is behind Scott Pendlebury's decision to sign only a one-year contract extension.
"He believed he could be the best player at the footy club and Swanny had just won three best-and-fairests," Buckley said.
"It was pretty easy for the club to say, 'You're not the best player, so you can't be the highest paid because Swanny's done this, this and this'.
"I think Pendles in many ways was just challenging himself and backing himself to say, 'In 12 months' time I will be best player at the footy club and you can't put this cap on me in regards to Swanny being the highest paid'."
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says midfielder Scott Pendlebury will finish his career in black and white despite rumours of overtures from GWS.
"Scott Pendlebury is the vice-captain of the Collingwood Football Club, he's a loyal Collingwood man, so I'm very confident that Scott will be a Collingwood man until the end of his career," McGuire said.
"Having said that, it is all fair in love and war and if Kev goes after our guys, I'll be returning it with interest. That's the way it is."
Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says he will 'go feral' if the Giants try to lure Scott Pendlebury away from the Magpies.
"If they go after Scott Pendlebury, I will declare war on Greater Western Sydney and I will set up a tent embassy outside their tumbleweed-blown ground up there in Greater Western Sydney," McGuire said on Triple M radio.
"I will steal every one of their good players for the rest of my life. I will go feral. I will make it my life's ambition to destroy them and run them into the ground. As long as they know ... this is not Melbourne where you can just walk in and steal the players."
Scott Pendlebury says he is prepared for a year of intense speculation with rumours that GWS are targeting him as he comes out of contract next year.
"It's something that if it goes that way, you've got to deal with it," he said.
"If it happens it happens, but I'm not going to let it distract me from my main goal, which is my football."
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Scott Pendlebury says he can't wait to learn more from a player he used to idolise - former Saint and now Collingwood midfield coach Robert Harvey.
"I was really happy to get someone like 'Harvs' down. I've played against him and even in his twilight years he was a brilliant player," Pendlebury said.
"It's going to be a great opportunity for all us midfielders to seek him out and find out what made him tick and what he focused on, because to play at such a high standard like he did for so long has got to be a motivating factor for all us midfielders."
Copeland Trophy winner Scott Pendlebury says he will continue look to new senior coach Nathan Buckley for guidance to improve his game.
When I see someone like Nathan Buckley walk into the football club, who's regarded as one of the greats of the game, I gravitated towards him," Pendlebury said.
"I just wanted him to improve my game any way he thought I could. After every game I went and found him and asked, 'What can I work on, what can I do better?'. He has helped me develop and it's going to be no different when he's coach."
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Scott Pendlebury has won his first Copeland Trophy, beating Dane Swan and Travis Cloke for Collingwood's highest individual honour.
"It's very humbling to win a Copeland. I've been bridesmaid a couple of times and it's really exciting, also just for my family and friends to know that all the hard work pays off," Pendlebury said.
"We play for premierships and that sort of thing but it's nice to grab something like this."
Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy says he is confident the club can poach one of Collingwood's star midfielders.
"Pendlebury, Thomas and Swan are all superstars. I would be very surprised if Gubby Allan (football operations manager) could not get one of them. They are the type of player we are after," Sheedy said.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell is confident the club can fight off reported interest in Scott Pendlebury, Dale Thomas and Dane Swan from Greater Western Sydney.
"I think there's no doubt they (GWS) will be having a go. Gold Coast did as well, we expect that," Maxwell said.
"It's a challenge for us this year, but we're in a situation where we're very confident we will be able to hold on to them and keep them for a long time."
Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury is sent to a hospital after being assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning in an incident in Lakes Entrance.
"Scott was out with his brother Kris and a few friends and was leaving the Lakes Entrance area when he was hit from behind at about 1.30am," a statement from the Magpies read.
"Scott hit the pavement in front of him and was unconscious. He was taken to a Bairnsdale hospital where tests have cleared him of major injuries. He sustained damage to his teeth and cuts to his face as a result of the incident."
The incident has prompted Collingwood president Eddie McGuire to label AFL footballers as easy prey for thugs after teammate Travis Cloke was similarly assaulted last year.
"We're going to bring it up with the AFL and the AFLPA. We're getting tired of our blokes getting targeted these days," McGuire said.
"There's obviously been trangressions in the past by footballers, but we are finding more and more that it's the other way around now."
Pendlebury's girlfriend Alex Davis was understandably distressed upon hearing the news.
"Kris rang me and told me not to be worried, but that someone had king-hit Scott and he was in hospital. I never, ever cry, but I just bawled my eyes out," she said.
"Kris said Scott had hit the pavement hard and it just made me feel sick. I've been told he's chipped his teeth and I'll just cry if I see his face and it's not the same."
Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse says Scott Pendlebury is likely to play against Geelong despite suffering a broken leg just two weeks ago, but all could change on Saturday.
"The simple fact is that a player who can play at 80 per cent for 100 per cent of the time, in finals football, is better than a player who can play at 100 per cent for 80 per cent of the time," Malthouse said.
"We don't want Scott playing at 80 per cent for 100 per cent of the time, we want him playing closer to 100 per cent, but he's got to be able to play 100 per cent of the time."
Magpie midfielder Scott Pendlebury surprises by being picked for the team to face Geelong in a preliminary final only two weeks after suffering a fractured leg against St Kilda.
Monday, 7 September 2009
Scott Pendlebury has a plate inserted in an operation after cracking his fibula against St Kilda in hopes that he can be fit to resume later in the finals series.
"There's some chance we can get him back playing in a time frame a bit less than normal, so maybe two weeks or a bit beyond he will be able to play - hopefully," Collingwood football manager Geoff Walsh said.
"Our medical advice and the surgeon's advice is that we won't affect him long-term by doing that, which was obviously a major consideration."
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Scott Pendlebury is expected to miss next week's sudden death semi-final against in-form Adelaide after suffering what is believed to be a cracked fibula bone in Collingwood's loss to St Kilda in their qualifying final.
"We just didn't get the footy. Once we lost Pendlebury, there's good possessions. It doesn't matter how many he gets, they're good possessions,'' Magpies coach Mick Malthouse said.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Collingwood coach Michael Malthouse says it is now up to the medical staff to decide if Scott Pendlebury will play after straining the medial ligament in his knee against Sydney two weeks ago.
"He went well with the fitness test, now it's up to the medical staff," Malthouse said after training on Thursday.
"We will not take chances... but if it is right I can't see any reason why the player doesn't play."
Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury has been recalled for tonight's blockbuster against Essendon after missing just one match with a knee injury.
"We will not take chances against something that's not right, but if it is right, I can't see any reason why the player doesn't play," Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse said.
"How severe it looked and how severe it was are two different things.
"There's no question he sustained an injury but there's also no question that his resolve and his ability to work back two years ago . . . he broke a bone in his foot and was going to miss six but he missed two because he was able to carry it.
"He went well in the fitness test, so now it's up to the medical staff."
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Paul Medhurst is confident he can hold his place in the Magpies' side for the clash with Essendon despite some returning stars.
Medhurst played his first senior game since Round 6 on Saturday when he was a late replacement for Leon Davis, who was suffering from a cold.
Davis is certain to return this Friday night, while Scott Pendlebury, who missed last week with a knee injury, is also in contention after training this morning.
"I was having a flash back to my days at Fremantle three years ago when they won nine in a row and I couldn't get back in the side," Medhurst said.
"But Leon's coming in and Scott's coming in, so someone's coming out."
Monday, 22 June 2009
Collingwood has received better-than-expected news, with Scott Pendlebury only likely to miss a week with a knee injury.
The emerging star strained the medial ligament in his knee against Sydney in the Magpies' 23-point win on Saturday night.
Pendlebury went down early in the match and did not return to the field, giving rise to fears the injury would keep him out for at least a month.
But the Pies were optimistic today, saying he could be back in two weeks.
"Pendlebury's been in this morning. Our docs and physios have checked him over. He's got a strained medial ligament. In a super-positive situation he could miss one week, but we think it's more likely to be in the realms of 2-3 games," football manager Geoff Walsh said.
"So, all in all it's a pretty good result given they always look nasty and you fear the worst with knee injuries."
Friday, 29 May 2009
Collingwood midfielder Scott Pendlebury says possessions are over-rated in the modern game.
"The way footy goes now it's a bit more of a keeping-off theme than what it used to be," Pendlebury said.
"In terms of disposals it's what you do with them. You can get a lot of easy football but if you hurt the opposition with your possessions, then they're the ones that count."