Injury update: Reid in doubt for Western Bulldogs

The Sydney Swans were triumphant on Saturday night in Sydney Derby XIV, defeating cross-town rivals the Greater Western Sydney by 16 points.

Despite the win, the Swans sustained several minor injury set backs, with midfielder Harry Cunningham and forward Sam Reid receiving treatment during the second half.

Cunningham had his leg squashed in a marking contest in the 3rd quarter, when Callum Sinclair flew in from the side and took a spectacular pack mark in front of the goals.

Sinclair marked the ball and fell to the ground, landing on Cunningham's leg, forcing him to limp off the ground in the arms of the trainers.

He returned to the field and played out the rest of the match, and should be available for the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.

Sam Reid is another matter altogether, after he spent the majority of the fourth quarter on the bench icing his thigh.

The Daily Telegraph has already jumped the gun on Reid, despite what Longmire said in his press conference immediately after the game.

“We don't know yet, he's pulled up a bit sore and we'll see during the week,” Longmire said.

“I think it's the front of his leg, I think it's more of a thigh than a hammy, but there was a few blokes that cramped up in the last quarter as well, so we'll have to see how he is.”

Defender Aliir Aliir made his return to football on the weekend in the NEAFL's curtain raiser match at the SCG.

Aliir was managed throughout the game, spending significant time on the bench in the second half.

Defender Zak Jones didn't play in the NEAFL and will be tested this week at training.

More to come throughout the week.

Zak Jones Calf Test
Sam Reid Quad Test
Jordan Dawson Quad 1 Week
Alex Johnson (R) Groin 1 Week
Toby Pink (R) Ankle 6 Weeks
Sam Naismith Knee Season
Kurt Tippett Retired

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

Melbourne, Australia

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