Swans emerging ruck talent Darcy Cameron has been ruled out of the rest of the season, having dislocated his shoulder against GWS Giants in the NEAFL on Saturday.
The 21-year-old will require corrective surgery and won't be expected to return until post-season.
Swans Head of Football Tom Harley says that it's a disappointing setback for the young ruckman.
“It’s rotten luck for Darcy Cameron who’s obviously a promising ruckman that we saw through the JLT Community Series,” Harley told Centrum Team Selection.
“Darcy subluxed his shoulder and then dislocated it so he’ll require surgery.
“He saw the surgeon today and he’s looking to have surgery on that shoulder next week which unfortunately rules him out for the remainder of the season.
“He’s an important part of our future so we will give him every opportunity to get himself right and have a big pre-season but it’s obviously disappointing for Darcy and we wish him well.”
Former skipped Jarrad McVeigh is still at least another week away from recovering from his hamstring injury that's sidelined him since round eight.
“He obviously had the hamstring injury sustained a couple of weeks ago now so it’s just making sure we get the strength right there,” Harley said.
“The plan is for him to train next week and we’ll reassess then but he won’t play this week.”
In more positive news, medical room specialist Dan Robinson has made great progress in his recovery from a fractured jaw and is available for selection.
Robinson has had an unlucky run of injuries over the last three seasons, twice breaking his collarbone, missing four months last season with a dislocated shoulder, and a string of injuries this season.
“Dan had the shoulder injury at the start of the year and then his second game back in the NEAFL he fractured his jaw,” Harley said.
“He’s had a couple of weeks off since the jaw, he’s back now – he had surgery to repair that – and let’s just hope he gets a good run at it because when he has been able to get on the park, at both levels to be fair, he’s played really well.”
Speedster Harry Cunningham is progressing well in his recovery from a partial Lisfranc tear and is nearing a return to football.
The Swans injury list is the shortest it's been for a very long time and can only bode well for the remainder of the season, as they aim to finish inside the top 8.
|Jarrad McVeigh||Hamstring||1 Week|
|Harry Cunningham||Foot||3 Weeks|
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