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.

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 »

Injury update: Swans virtually injury free heading into Semi Final

The coaches no doubt breathed a collective sigh of relief as Franklin returned to the field and turned the match on its head in the second quarter, after sustaining a badly corked thigh in the first. The star forward collided with Essendon defender Brendon Goddard midway through the first, leaving the field for treatment, before returning with a visible limp. Despite being visibly hampered, he ... Continue Reading »

Contrasting performances leaves the way back hidden for Swans on the outer

Every team that plays in the finals eventually has a hard luck story, with Ben McGlynn, Jeremy Laidler and Aliir Allir among those for the Swans in recent seasons. This season, another hard luck story is brewing with big man Kurt Tippett firmly on the outer after the combination of Sam Naismith and Callum Sinclair worked superbly. Both players dominated their respective opponents in the ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Swans injury free heading into elimination final

The best news of the bye is that the Swans are expected to head into the elimination final against Essendon on Saturday afternoon injury free, following a strong showing at training on Tuesday. All but two players (Cameron - season, Fox - knee) are expected to be available for selection, with Dan Hannebery, Tom Papley, Callum Sinclair, Kurt Tippett and Sam Naismith all in the ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Ruck duo expected to be available

Big news today from the Adelaide Crows with star midfielder Rory Sloane admitted to hospital with appendicitis. Sloane, 27, reported abdominal pain on Tuesday morning and and it was determined that surgery was needed to remove his appendix. Adelaide is hopeful that he'll be available for the qualifying final next Thursday evening. While there is precedent for players returning from surgery within a week, given ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Newman and Naismith return to the fold

Missing a week of football will not automatically rule out the rising defender Nic Newman, as he puts his foot forward for selection ahead of the Carlton game this weekend. Despite missing last week as a late withdrawal for the Adelaide clash, he proved himself fit and did all that he needed to do on Thursday, and travelled with the squad as an emergency. While ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Kennedy certain to return, Newman in doubt

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy is almost certain to return to the fold this week, having completed his rehab work on a hamstring strain. His availability for the blockbuster clash against Adelaide on Friday night is a massive boost for the club, after missing games against Geelong and Fremantle. Swans Head of Football Tom Harley provided the latest injury update yesterday, and while the club ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Naismith ruled out, Kennedy in doubt

Coach John Longmire confirmed today, ahead of Thursday's main training session, that ruck man Sam Naismith has been ruled out of Saturday's clash against Fremantle. Naismith continues to recover from a hip injury he suffered against Hawthorn in round 19, and sat out last Friday nights win against Geelong. Meanwhile, captain Josh Kennedy will be put through his paces today during the main session in ... Continue Reading »

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 ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Key Swans in race against time

The Swans could welcome back a bevy of players for the Friday night clash agains the Cats at Skilled Stadium, with injuries to key players not as bad as first feared. Captain Josh Kennedy has been cleared of any serious injury and still remains in the frame to take on the Cats, with the Wednesday training session being pivotal. Speaking with HCF, Swans Head of ... Continue Reading »

Three's company: Longmire faces selection headache with an embarrassment of riches ahead of Hawks clash

Longmire faced the press earlier today in his scheduled Monday conference and answered the burning questions ahead of the crucial clash against the Hawks on Friday night. Despite Callum Sinclair playing a blinder, kicking 5 goals with 8 contested marks, the best contested performance since Barry Hall in 2008, his position in the team is far from assured. Kurt Tippett is banging down the door ... Continue Reading »

Franklin's super human effort

It was revealed on Monday that Franklin's match winning performance for the Swans against the Giants almost never happened, having sustained a knee injury in Thursday's main training session. The superstar booted four goals and collected 18 disposals, 8 marks, had 10 score involvements and 607 metres gained, in a best aground display that saw him take back the lead in the coleman medal race. ... Continue Reading »

Injury update: Bondi Billionaire duo to be monitored

Injured forwards Kurt Tippett (groin) and Sam Reid (groin) are set to be monitored throughout the week ahead of Saturday's Pride Game against St Kilda. Reid played limited game time against the Giants in the Swans 13 point victory on Saturday night after tweaking his groin early in the game. Sydney Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said a decision on whether the forward faced ... Continue Reading »

Swans Injury Update: Mills in doubt for Suns clash, Hayward to miss

The Swans are set to be without exciting forward Will Hayward and 2016 Rising Star Callum Mills for the Swans clash against the Gold Coast Suns at the SCG this Saturday afternoon. Hayward was the surprise omission following the Essendon clash in round 14, but it was revealed that he had been suffering foot soreness, and will miss at least another week. “He’s had ... Continue Reading »

Much loved defender Alex Johnson set to play in Swans Demons NEAFL match

After ten operations, five knee reconstructions, almost five years without a senior AFL game and 1736 days on the sidelines, Alex Johnson will line up for the Sydney Swans NEAFL side in Saturday's clash with the Canberra Demons at Manuka Oval. The tough, courageous and resilient 25-year-old defender, just a few words that describe the much-loved defender, he's had to overcome infections and a myriad ... Continue Reading »