Swans post match injuries and suspensions - NEAFL and AFL

The Swans thrilling come-form-behind win on Saturday afternoon has been soured by the news that Zak Jones has been offered 1 week for a supposed elbow to the head of Butler off the ball.

The inconclusive video evidence shows Jones and Butler tangling off the ball, with Jones jogging away while Butler was rolling around in the grass.

If you can stomach the annoying host Sam, it's worth watching the non-event. The Swans aren't contesting it though, but it's hard to understand why they aren't, unless there's another camera angle that can actually see it.


Carey and Darcy make a good point that it's ridiculous Jones has been offered a week for the 'elbow' in off-the-ball vision, that's at least 60m away from any camera.

"When you say no one can see it, I still can't see it," Carey joked.

"How does he get a week for that?"

"... That's ridiculous, there's no technology that can get a clear look at that," replied Darcy.

Update: elevated footage clearly show Jones striking Butler during a jostle between the two players.


Franklin was sanctioned by the MRP for his heavy hit on Menadue in the 2nd quarter, fined $1,000 for the bump to the shoulder.


Alex Rance's dive on Saturday was assessed by the MRP and was given a near perfect 9.8 from all three judges.

Apparently because Franklin made contact with him in the upper chest, any exaggeration of the contact was not deemed excessive, despite the blatant flop and head throw back like he'd been shot.

Meanwhile the Swans NEAFL side crushed Aspley by 102 points on Saturday afternoon, and despite the solid win, Kurt Tippett is set for an extended run in the reserves, suffering a recurrence of his ankle injury after the match.

The 30-year-old has regularly been amongst the best in the NEAFL Swans side, although it's hard to truly gauge his performances given the lacklustre opposition they've faced.

"He's got an ankle (injury) that's sort of been grumbling along a little bit and that means that he'll miss this week," Longmire said on Monday.

"He got through the game on the weekend but pulled up a bit sore and it's just been getting worse and worse, so we've got to make sure we get him right.

"We expect him to be right (next week), he's had it for a couple of weeks, but that's what AFL footy is about, you go through those patches when this happens.

"It's just about showing the resilience to be able to bounce back and I'm sure he will, he's a really resilient character."

The news is better for Jarrad McVeigh, who's set to return to the senior side ahead of the Essendon clash on Friday night, having overcome his most recent hamstring injury.

The former co-captain is a likely replacement for Zak Jones, who'll miss through suspension.

"He's done all the training so far over the last week and has pulled up quite well, and we'll see how he goes Wednesday," Longmire said.

"That will be an important session for him, he trained over the weekend and today (Monday) and trained quite well, so he'll go again with the team on Wednesday and we'll see how he pulls up."

Speedster Harry Cunningham has suffered a minor setback in his rehab during Monday's running session, setting him back up to two more weeks.

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