AFL 2019: Injured Magpie Brayden Sier reportedly plays local basketball game under fake name ‘Phill Inn’

Amid Collingwood’s ongoing injury crisis, sidelined Pie Brayden Sier reportedly played in a local basketball game on Monday night under the name ‘Phill Inn’.

AFL Media reports Sier, who will miss a fourth straight game this weekend due to a calf injury, played under the pseudonym in a Diamond Valley Basketball Association Division 3 match in Greensborough.

Onlookers reported that Sier, a strong junior basketballer before joining the Magpies in 2015, played 20 minutes wearing number 99 for the ‘Panthers’.

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Phill Inn was listed on the association’s website as scoring six points on three made shots, ranking as the team’s equal-second leading scorer in a 38-33 win over Apollo (4) Mon.

The stats sheet for a Diamond Valley Basketball Association Division 3 game from Monday night.
The stats sheet for a Diamond Valley Basketball Association Division 3 game from Monday night.Source: Supplied

“A player even said to him what are you doing playing domestic basketball and he (Sier) just gave him a cheeky smile,” an onlooker told AFL Media.

Sier told the Magpies he was merely at the venue and shooting baskets during breaks while watching his friends, according to the report.


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Opposition players reportedly discussed whether they should take Sier playing further with the league before deciding not to.

Almost half of Collingwood’s best 22 is currently sidelined through injury, many of them soft tissue injuries.

Sier hasn’t played since the loss to GWS in Round 18 but is reportedly about to sign a new two-year contract.


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