Injury update: McVeigh sidelined with hamstring strain

Swans veteran Jarrad McVeigh has been ruled out of this weekend's match against St Kilda, having strained his hamstring last weekend in the first quarter against North Melbourne.

Despite treatment early in the game, Jarrad McVeigh struggled to play through the first half, kicking two goals as a forward before he spent the rest of the match on the sidelines.

Swans head of football Tom Harley said that 32-year-old has undergone scans and will miss at least one week.

“Scans have revealed a low-grade hamstring strain so it was a really brave effort by Jarrad to not only play, but contribute with a couple of goals,” Harley said.

“He won’t play this week and we will assess him as he goes through the week as to whether he plays against Hawthorn the weekend after.”

The Swans are still without Kieren Jack for another, who's failed to recover from a hip injury suffered in the pre-season.

“We were hopeful that this week might have been his (Jack’s) return game but he will miss his fourth consecutive game,” Harley said.

“He is still very much a chance to play next week.

“It was always going to take a bit of time to get the strength work for Kieren, so it is certainly progressing and heading in the right direction.”

Meanwhile Dane Rampe is returning to full fitness and could be available for selection on Thursday for the Saturday afternoon clash against the Saints.

Despite suffering a knock in the third quarter against the Kangaroos and sitting out the fourth quarter, Sam Naismith has recovered in time and will be available for St Kilda.

Shaun Edwards Shoulder Test
Dane Rampe Arm Test
Kieren Jack Hip 1 Week
Jarrad McVeigh Calf 1 - 2 Weeks
Alex Johnson Knee Indefinite

HCF Injury Update

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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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