Tag: Injuries

All the injury news for Sydney Swans senior, reserve and academy players. Weekly updates with the current injury list, as well as articles for new injuries.

Injury update: Reid on track

Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid is progressing well in his recovery after undergoing surgery on his injured quadricep tendon last Thursday. The Swans have issues in their big man department, with ruckman Sam Naismith ruled out for the season with an ACL injury, and Kurt Tippett who retired before the start of the season. Reid went under the knife last Thursday after consulting a specialist ... Continue Reading »

Sam Reid confirmed out for 8 weeks with quad injury

Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid has been ruled out for the next two months of footy after suffering a quadricep muscle injury late in Saturday night's win over Greater Western Sydney at the SCG. Returning to the side for his first match of the season, Reid damaged a quad tendon in the last term of the clash and the Swans are initially looking to be ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Reid in doubt for Western Bulldogs

The Sydney Swans were triumphant on Saturday night in Sydney Derby XIV, defeating cross-town rivals the Greater Western Sydney by 16 points. Despite the win, the Swans sustained several minor injury set backs, with midfielder Harry Cunningham and forward Sam Reid receiving treatment during the second half. Cunningham had his leg squashed in a marking contest in the 3rd quarter, when Callum Sinclair flew in ... Continue Reading »

Injury Update: Reid in Giants mix

The Sydney Swans have received a major boost ahead of their blockbuster Sydney Derby XIV against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night, with tall forward Sam Reid expected to be available. Reid hasn't played since the pre-season after being a late withdrawal in Round 1 with hamstring tightness. Speaking to HCF Injury Update, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that he expected Sam Reid ... Continue Reading »

Injured Swans trio in line for selection

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire isn't ruling out injured trio Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery and Heath Grundy ahead of the Swans' historic opening round match against the Eagles on Sunday night. Both premiership midfielders have been nursing calf-related injuries recently, with McVeigh in particular training strongly throughout the pre-season. While neither took part in the JLT Series, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley confirmed that ... Continue Reading »

Mid-season drafts, trades and loans, all on the table for 2018

With Sydney Swans's season edging ever closer to midnight on the metaphorical doomsday clock, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan looks to be the unlikely hero of the hour. McLachlan told reporters on Wednesday that if he could change one thing about the game, it would be to free up player movement. Given the Swans' precarious situation, with Kurt Tippett retired and Sam Naismith rupturing his ACL ... Continue Reading »

Sinclair to shoulder the load

Sydney have been dealt a cruel injury blow on the eve of the 2018 AFL season with key ruckman Sam Naismith suffering a season-ending ACL injury. Scans have revealed the 25-year-old ruckman ruptured his ACL during a training drill at Lakeside Oval. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said it’s clearly a disappointing outcome. “Obviously this is a disappointing setback for Sam so close ... Continue Reading »

Kurt Tippett's retirement settlement puts the Swans back into the Free Agency market at season's end

Kurt Tippett's sudden retirement on Monday afternoon shocked many, but came as no surprise to coach John Longmire. Tippett ended his 178-game career on Monday, after deciding he would be unable to return to his best after a recent ankle reconstruction. The ruckman battled through recurring ankle injuries in 2017, since suffering the first against the Bulldogs in Round 2. Despite having three years left ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Swans virtually injury free heading into Semi Final

The coaches no doubt breathed a collective sigh of relief as Franklin returned to the field and turned the match on its head in the second quarter, after sustaining a badly corked thigh in the first. The star forward collided with Essendon defender Brendon Goddard midway through the first, leaving the field for treatment, before returning with a visible limp. Despite being visibly hampered, he ... Continue Reading »

Contrasting performances leaves the way back hidden for Swans on the outer

Every team that plays in the finals eventually has a hard luck story, with Ben McGlynn, Jeremy Laidler and Aliir Allir among those for the Swans in recent seasons. This season, another hard luck story is brewing with big man Kurt Tippett firmly on the outer after the combination of Sam Naismith and Callum Sinclair worked superbly. Both players dominated their respective opponents in the ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Swans injury free heading into elimination final

The best news of the bye is that the Swans are expected to head into the elimination final against Essendon on Saturday afternoon injury free, following a strong showing at training on Tuesday. All but two players (Cameron - season, Fox - knee) are expected to be available for selection, with Dan Hannebery, Tom Papley, Callum Sinclair, Kurt Tippett and Sam Naismith all in the ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Ruck duo expected to be available

Big news today from the Adelaide Crows with star midfielder Rory Sloane admitted to hospital with appendicitis. Sloane, 27, reported abdominal pain on Tuesday morning and and it was determined that surgery was needed to remove his appendix. Adelaide is hopeful that he'll be available for the qualifying final next Thursday evening. While there is precedent for players returning from surgery within a week, given ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Newman and Naismith return to the fold

Missing a week of football will not automatically rule out the rising defender Nic Newman, as he puts his foot forward for selection ahead of the Carlton game this weekend. Despite missing last week as a late withdrawal for the Adelaide clash, he proved himself fit and did all that he needed to do on Thursday, and travelled with the squad as an emergency. While ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Kennedy certain to return, Newman in doubt

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy is almost certain to return to the fold this week, having completed his rehab work on a hamstring strain. His availability for the blockbuster clash against Adelaide on Friday night is a massive boost for the club, after missing games against Geelong and Fremantle. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley provided the latest injury update yesterday, and while the club ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Naismith ruled out, Kennedy in doubt

Coach John Longmire confirmed today, ahead of Thursday's main training session, that ruck man Sam Naismith has been ruled out of Saturday's clash against Fremantle. Naismith continues to recover from a hip injury he suffered against Hawthorn in round 19, and sat out last Friday nights win against Geelong. Meanwhile, captain Josh Kennedy will be put through his paces today during the main session in ... Continue Reading »