Former Swans captain Kieren Jack is set to miss at least two weeks, having failed to overcome an injury sustained during the pre-season.
John Longmire confirmed the bad news last night when he appeared on FoxFooty's, On The Couch.
“Unfortunately Kieren's one of those players that had a pretty good pre-season, and got injured just before he was due to play in the JLT series with a crook hip.
“He wasn’t able to get any games under his belt and we’ve been playing him now for five weeks, and its not getting any better.
“Its getting worse so he needs a couple of weeks off and hopefully some rest and recovery over the next few weeks.
“We’ll be able to get him back into good form and get him fit and firing for the rest of the season”.
While commentators like Matthew Lloyd and David King took great pleasure in slagging him off from behind the fence, they did so without knowing any of the facts at play, or using their eyes.
It was obvious to anyone watching him play that he was hampered by injury, having been rushed back into the team for round 1, without playing a single JLT game or having an extended period of training with the senior team.
It's a blow for the Swans who can ill afford to do without players that can run both ways, more importantly tackle, and deliver it superbly into the forward line.
With Kieren missing the next two matches against Carlton and Brisbane, it opens the door for his younger brother to make his return to AFL, having just about bulldozed the door down with his NEAFL form.
If there were ever a time to take your chances young man, this is it.
Wishing you all the best Kieren and a speedy recovery, we need you out there.
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