Injury update: Kennedy in doubt for Fremantle clash

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy will be a wait-and-see prospect throughout the week, in his bid to prove his fitness ahead of the Fremantle clash on Saturday afternoon.

Kennedy was a notable absentee from last weekend's win against the Cats, after the skipper suffered a mild hamstring strain in the first half against Hawthorn two weeks ago.

With a full weekend's rest, the 29-year-old has showed no signs of the injury that kept him out of the Cats clash.

Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that the medical team and the coaches are erring on the side of caution, while Josh still needs to prove his fitness before he's ready for selection.

"He still needs to get through training this week ... his final hurdle is on Thursday," Harley said in this week's HCF Injury Update.

"We're still hopeful he gets up to play but it's still too early in the week to totally rule him in.

"Things are pointing in the right direction for Josh but we won't know more until Thursday."

Meanwhile, Swans ruckman Sam Naismith is recovering well from an injured hip and will be pushing his case for selection this week.

If fit, the Swans selection committee will have it's work cut out this Thursday, with Kurt Tippett and Sam Naismith no doubt battling for the same position.

"Sam is in the same boat as Josh Kennedy in terms of what he needs to do this week," Harley added.

"Regards to his spot in the side, he displayed some really good form as our primary ruckman (before the injury).

"But let's get over the injury first and we'll talk about the team after that.

"He's clearly an important player for us going forward."

Speedster Harry Cunningham finally made his return to football on the weekend, making it through the NEAFL clash without incident.

While Harry may be available for selection this week, he's expected to spend at least two more games in the NEAFL before he's ready to force his way back in.

Josh Kennedy Hamstring Test
Sam Naismith Hip Test
Robbie Fox Ankle 2 Weeks
Colin O'Roirdan Ankle Test
Darcy Cameron Shoulder Season

Sydney Swans injury list.

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Justin Mitchell

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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