Collingwood's Brody Mihocek cleared of serious injury after head knock, could play next round for Magpies

Brody Mihocek's run of consecutive AFL appearances is a chance to continue despite the sickening knock to the head he suffered on Saturday.

The 27-year-old has been cleared of serious injury, be that concussion, neck or shoulder related, following the incident with Melbourne's Aaron vandenBerg during the second quarter of Collingwood's loss to the Demons at the Gabba on Saturday.

He should be available for selection for Collingwood's clash with North Melbourne on Monday, which will allow him to build on the 52 matches he has played in succession since making his debut in round 11, 2018.

Brody Mihocek. Picture: Simon Sturzaker

Brody Mihocek. Picture: Simon Sturzaker

"He was admitted to hospital, but there no real concussion signs, more we thought some neck damage or around his shoulder, but the MRIs and scans he has had in the last 48 hours have all cleared that,'' Collingwood general manager of football Geoff Walsh said on Monday.

"So what looked like could have been a nasty injury has shaped up to be not too bad and in all likelihood seeing our game is still seven days away against the Kangaroos in all likelihood Brody will be fit for selection and cleared, so that is good news."

Mihocek has kicked 14.8 this year to be leading Collingwood's goal kicking, an award he won last year with a season haul of 36.26.

He has kicked 79.52 in his career after being drafted as a key defender from the VFL.

Walsh also confirmed Mihocek's fellow Tasmanian Jeremy Howe has started running in as his rehab from his serious knee injury.

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