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Pies duo in Germany for special treatment with hamstring guru

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COLLINGWOOD pair Darcy Moore and Jamie Elliott have jetted to Germany for world-class specialist work on hamstring injuries that ruined their 2018 campaigns.

They will consult Bayern Munich head doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, regarded as one of the world's leading experts in hamstring injuries.

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With the rest of their senior teammates not required back until December 3, Moore and Elliott will search for answers under the watchful eye of club doctor Ruben Branson.

The duo completed running at the Holden Centre last week, building a fitness base in preparation for the European trip.

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The Pies have enjoyed a long association with the former German national football team doctor, with swingman Ben Reid assessed for his soft-tissue setbacks in 2015.

Other AFL players to have visited Müller-Wohlfahrt for advice include Richmond's Dylan Grimes, Fremantle's Harley Bennell and Geelong premiership player Max Rooke.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt stepped down from the German national team. Picture: @DFB_Team_EN Twitter

Moore and Elliott were forced to watch the Grand Final from the stands with their frustrating seasons cut short by continual soft-tissue setbacks.

Despite training during September, Moore was overlooked for the decider with his troublesome hamstring still causing concerns after three separate complaints mid-season.

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Elliott was sent for surgery on his right hamstring in August after he failed to get through his second successive VFL comeback in July, ending his season without an AFL match.

Both Moore (2020) and Elliott (2019) recently re-signed with the Pies.