Tippett, Naismith, a chance to miss Eagles clash

Swans ruckman Callum Sinclair could be forced to ruck solo against the Eagles on Thursday night, after Tippett and Naismith remained in Sydney to prove their fitness.

Tippetts' ankle injury sustained against the Western Bulldogs in round 2, forced him out of the narrow loss against Collingwood in round 3. Naismith missing the important clash comes as a surprise, after he played well against the Pies, but has struggled to recover.

Naismith and Tippett may still travel to Sydney later this afternoon, should they prove their fitness, but the Swans have other options. The Swans brought an extended squad to Perth due to the reserves having a bye this weekend.


Defender Nick Smith said that he may not have to go it alone, if the players in Sydney proved their fitness.

“Hopefully they get up and fly over from Sydney later this arvo,” Smith said.

“They’re both a chance to come over. We’re just waiting. Otherwise we’ve got a couple of other guys who can play the role as well.”


In other news, Gary Rohan has traveled west, 1 week ahead of schedule. It's highly doubtful that he'll play, and we certainly wouldn't want him to either if he'll exasperate his injury. He would have played if the NEAFL didn't have a bye, so if he's ready, throw him in, we desperately need him.

Player Injury Est. Return
Isaac Heeney Glandular Fever 1-2 Weeks
Alex Johnson * Knee Indefinite
Jarrad McVeigh Calf 1-2 Weeks
Tom Papley Knee 1 Week
Dane Rampe Arm 6 weeks
Dan Robinson Collarbone 5-7 Weeks
Gary Rohan Back/Hamstring 1 Weeks

* Long term injury list

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