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Injury to blame for phone error: Buckley

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Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley claims Jordan De Goey’s concussion caused the Magpies star to inadvertently access his phone during an AFL game.

The club has received a “please explain” after De Goey was caught on camera picking up two phones and giving one to teammate Jeremy Howe when the injured pair were in the change rooms during Friday night’s loss to West Coast.

AFL rules bar players from using their phones during games due to integrity concerns, with only 10 people per club allowed to access them.

Buckley claimed De Goey did not deliberately break the rules but was simply “not thinking straight”.

The dynamic forward will miss at least 12 days to comply with the AFL’s concussion protocols and sit out the Anzac Day clash with…



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