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Jordan De Goey will now take part in 'office-bound work' - AFL,Collingwood Magpies,Jordan De Goey
Jordan De Goey will now take part in 'office-bound work'

JORDAN De Goey may have injured his hamstring, but that doesn't mean he's served his penance.

The 21-year-old will no longer be able to continue his landscaping job – as part of his club-imposed indefinite suspension for drink driving – but he'll still be going to work.  

The Pies have quickly moved to find De Goey 'office-bound work' meaning the midfielder will be switching tradie overalls for more corporate attire.  

The club confirmed to De Goey remains part of its VFL program and nothing has changed in relation to his indefinite suspension from the senior squad.  

De Goey sustained his hamstring injury in a tackling drill at VFL training on Tuesday night.

He's expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks.  

There had been increasing speculation De Goey's effort at VFL level in the past fortnight may have had him edging close to round one selection.  

The club indicated he would receive all the appropriate treatment he needs, but will still be required to fulfil all parts of his punishment.  

De Goey's indefinite suspension and exile to the world of 'real work' was part of a raft of penalties handed down after he blew 0.095 at a random breath test location on Melbourne's Beaconsfield Parade last month.   

That potential moral dilemma – whether he's done enough to play in round one - is now out of the Magpies' hands, with his injured hamstring unlikely to have him available for any football before April.  

Collingwood's season begins against Hawthorn on Saturday, March 24, at the MCG.