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Injury-plagued forward on limited duties as Pies return

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INJURY-PLAGUED Collingwood gun Jamie Elliott was on limited duties in the club's first session of the year on Wednesday following his hamstring scare just before Christmas.

He didn't take part in the 2km time trial at the Holden Centre, won by Tom Phillips, and while Elliott joined the main group for much of the session, the 26-year-old left the track earlier than the rest of his teammates in what appeared to be a planned move.

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Veterans Dayne Beams and Chris Mayne didn't join the squad on the track, but a club spokesperson said the pair trained indoors.

Several players joined Elliott in skipping the race, including Adam Treloar, who completed the session that followed. 


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Backmen Lynden Dunn and Matt Scharenberg continued their rehab from knee reconstructions. 

Jordan De Goey, Tom Langdon, Jack Crisp, Tyson Goldsack, Levi Greenwood, Travis Varcoe and Ben Reid all had their training loads restricted. 

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Daniel Wells (foot) and Will Kelly (ankle) didn't do anything more strenuous than a light jog as they recover from their respective operations.

Midfielder Steele Sidebottom came second behind Phillips, followed by rookie Max Lynch, forward Ben Crocker and draftee Isaac Quaynor.

Since being drafted in 2015, Phillips has never lost a time trial.