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.

Question marks over Swans big men heading into Round 1

With the first game of the season just over 10 weeks away, the Swans are already reaching deep into their player pool to field a competitive forward line come Round 1. Lance Franklin and Dan Menzel have been ruled out of the JLT series, and are now in doubt for the opening game of the season against the Western Bulldogs. The four-time Coleman medalist underwent ... Continue Reading »

New season, same old forward line woes

The dawn of a new Football season rapidly approaches, with a smattering of Swans taking part in the AFL's pre-season warm-up competition, the AFLX. Given a new format for the year, harking back to primary school when captains selected their team, Lance Franklin was tapped on the shoulder as one of the first captains. A season-long battle with injury, followed by post-season injuries put an ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Double injury deals massive blow to Swans defence

Scans have today confirmed our worst fears, with Sydney Swans defender Alex Johnson suffering a sixth anterior cruciate ligament rupture - this time to his good knee. The luckless defender suffered the injury late in the first quarter on Sunday against the Demons at the SCG, in what was his second AFL match after his inspirational comeback. His right knee buckled underneath him when he ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Dawson, Johnson, set for NEAFL action, setback for Melican

The Sydney Swans announced today that longtime favourite Swan defender, Alex Johnson, is set to make his return to senior football on Saturday afternoon against Sydney University at the SCG. The injury-plagued defender had been battling on-going groin and hip issues throughout the pre-season, going under the knife in February for surgery. Johnson, 25, has not played a senior game in more than five years, ... Continue Reading »

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 »