Tag: Injuries

All the injury news for Sydney Swans senior, reserve and academy players. Weekly updates with the current injury list, as well as articles for new injuries.

Injury update: Still no Buddy, but Hanners is in contention

The Sydney Swans announced on Monday morning ahead of training, that superstar forward Lance Franklin would miss the upcoming Round 9 match against Fremantle on Saturday night. His bruised heel continues to be a worry for player and club, having failed to recover in time for the Hawks match, and reported to have suffered a setback at training. "We probably suspected it after we gave ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Star midfielder ruled out of Hawks clash

The Sydney Swans have been dealt an injury blow ahead of their crucial Round 8 clash against the Hawks on Friday night at the SCG. Swans star Dan Hannebery, ruled a 50-50 chance as late as Friday last week, has been ruled out of the contest. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that Hannebery would not line up against the Hawks. “The short week ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Swans facing tall crisis

The Sydney Swans, already missing tall players Sam Naismith (acl), Sam Reid (quad) and Lance Franklin through injury, and Kurt Tippett through retirement, have been dealt another blow ahead of their round seven match against the Kangaroos at the SCG on Saturday night. 195-centimetre defender Lewis Melican, has been ruled out of the Roos’ clash through injury, suffering a setback in his recovery from a ... Continue Reading »

Longmire rules out star pair

Speaking to Seven Network’s Talking Footy on Monday night, Sydney Swans coach John Longmire ruled out his injured star pair, ahead of the Swans return to the SCG in round seven. Lance Franklin has been battling on-going heel soreness, first suffered against the Eagles in round one. Franklin had been struggling for the past month with the injury, and after pulling up sore after ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Franklin and Hannebery unlikely for Roos

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire, speaking to SEN this afternoon, has hinted that superstar forward Lance Franklin may miss another week with the Swans eager to ensure that Franklin fully recovers from his foot injury. The 31-year-old missed the Swans come-from-behind win against the Cats on Saturday afternoon in round six with a bruised heel, first suffered against the Eagles in round one. Franklin – along ... Continue Reading »

Injury update - Melican a Cats chance

Lewis Melican is a chance to face the Cats this weekend if he can get through training this week. Melican has missed the last two rounds of football, against the Bulldogs and Crows, having suffered a hamstring strain in the final quarter against the Giants in round 3. Speaking to the HCF Injury Update, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that the 195cm defender ... Continue Reading »

Swans double blow; Franklin and Hannebery out of Cats clash

Reported this morning by Sydney Swans Media, Sydney Swans superstar forward - and Coleman medal favourite - Lance Franklin has been ruled out of the Cats clash on Saturday afternoon with a heel injury. Franklin sustained the bruised heel against the Eagles in round one and has fought on, but has been ruled out as he recovers from the injury. Midfielder Dan Hannebery has also ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Reid on track

Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid is progressing well in his recovery after undergoing surgery on his injured quadricep tendon last Thursday. The Swans have issues in their big man department, with ruckman Sam Naismith ruled out for the season with an ACL injury, and Kurt Tippett who retired before the start of the season. Reid went under the knife last Thursday after consulting a specialist ... Continue Reading »

Sam Reid confirmed out for 8 weeks with quad injury

Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid has been ruled out for the next two months of footy after suffering a quadricep muscle injury late in Saturday night's win over Greater Western Sydney at the SCG. Returning to the side for his first match of the season, Reid damaged a quad tendon in the last term of the clash and the Swans are initially looking to be ... Continue Reading »

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 ... Continue Reading »

Injury Update: Reid in Giants mix

The Sydney Swans have received a major boost ahead of their blockbuster Sydney Derby XIV against Greater Western Sydney on Saturday night, with tall forward Sam Reid expected to be available. Reid hasn't played since the pre-season after being a late withdrawal in Round 1 with hamstring tightness. Speaking to HCF Injury Update, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said that he expected Sam Reid ... Continue Reading »

Injured Swans trio in line for selection

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire isn't ruling out injured trio Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery and Heath Grundy ahead of the Swans' historic opening round match against the Eagles on Sunday night. Both premiership midfielders have been nursing calf-related injuries recently, with McVeigh in particular training strongly throughout the pre-season. While neither took part in the JLT Series, Swans Head of Football Tom Harley confirmed that ... Continue Reading »

Mid-season drafts, trades and loans, all on the table for 2018

With Sydney Swans's season edging ever closer to midnight on the metaphorical doomsday clock, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan looks to be the unlikely hero of the hour. McLachlan told reporters on Wednesday that if he could change one thing about the game, it would be to free up player movement. Given the Swans' precarious situation, with Kurt Tippett retired and Sam Naismith rupturing his ACL ... Continue Reading »

Sinclair to shoulder the load

Sydney have been dealt a cruel injury blow on the eve of the 2018 AFL season with key ruckman Sam Naismith suffering a season-ending ACL injury. Scans have revealed the 25-year-old ruckman ruptured his ACL during a training drill at Lakeside Oval. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said it’s clearly a disappointing outcome. “Obviously this is a disappointing setback for Sam so close ... Continue Reading »

Kurt Tippett's retirement settlement puts the Swans back into the Free Agency market at season's end

Kurt Tippett's sudden retirement on Monday afternoon shocked many, but came as no surprise to coach John Longmire. Tippett ended his 178-game career on Monday, after deciding he would be unable to return to his best after a recent ankle reconstruction. The ruckman battled through recurring ankle injuries in 2017, since suffering the first against the Bulldogs in Round 2. Despite having three years left ... Continue Reading »