Dan Robinson's rotten run of luck continues

The developing midfielder can't quite catch a break these days, and could miss up to another month off football after a clash on Friday night broke his jaw.

The 22-year-old was struck in a marking contest, an incident that was cited by the umpires and referred directly to the tribunal.

Scans on Saturday revealed the full extent of the injury, another unfortunate injury for a player Swans' Head of Football describes as an emerging talent.

“It was, it must be said, a pretty crude act,” Harley said of the incident in this week’s HCF Injury Update.

“Dan was in really good form, he’d had a couple of weeks back from his shoulder (injury) but unfortunately he’s got the fractured jaw now and he’ll be sidelined for probably a month.

“But we’ll wait until it recovers from the blow and his subsequent surgery and then we’ll welcome Robbo back when he’s ready to go.”

Robinson's played just 12 games for the Swans over the past five seasons, but has found himself spending extended stints on the sidelines, not through form, but through injury.

A serious shoulder injury curtailed a promising start to the 2016 season for Dan Robinson in round 7, missing four months of football.

He played this seasons' opener against Port Adelaide, only to break the same collarbone he broke in 2015, missing six weeks.

He's a promising talent who's shown an ability to not only win his own ball, but do something effective with it. He certainly hasn't looked out of place at AFL level, and it's devastating to see him constantly miss out on chances when they come begging through injury.

Tom Harley was not a happy man when he spoke about it on the HCF injury update.

Kieren Jack Hip Test
Sam Naismith Knee 1 Weeks
Jarrad McVeigh Hamstring 2 Weeks
Dan Robinson Jaw 4 Weeks
Harry Cunningham Ankle 6 Weeks
Alex Johnson Knee Indefinite

Sydney Swans injury list.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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