Former Sydney Swans captain Kieren Jack is making good progress in his recovery from injury, and may make his return to senior football this weekend.
The 29-year-old Swans veteran has been sidelined since the round 5 clash against GWS, having battled through the first five rounds with a hip injury he sustained in the pre-season.
Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that the midfielder has showed encouraging signs of progress at training this week.
“Kieren has been out now for about four weeks with his hip injury as a carry-over from a minor issue in the pre-season,” Harley told the HCF injury update.
“We have training on Wednesday afternoon and he will be a part of that.
“He is a test at this stage and we will weigh up all the facts after training as to whether he plays and where he plays.
“He is progressing well and has had a really good hitout in the last week or so.”
Fellow former co-captain and Swans veteran, Jarrad McVeigh, alongside ruckman Sam Naismith, are both expected to return to senior football after the round 11 bye.
“Sam is recovering from a low grade medial ligament strain and it is unlikely he will play this week,” Harley said.
“With the bye coming up it gives him a good opportunity to recover and get a week and a half before the Thursday games against the Bulldogs.
“Jarrad has had a retched run with soft tissue so he won’t play this week.
“We need to be respectful of soft tissue injuries with Jarrad given the number he has had in the past 12 months.”
|Sam Naismith||Knee||1 Weeks|
|Jarrad McVeigh||Hamstring||2 Weeks|
|Dan Robinson||Jaw||4 Weeks|
|Harry Cunningham||Ankle||6 Weeks|
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