Sydney coach John Longmire has confirmed celebrity ahead Lance Franklin will miss three to 4 AFL video games with a hamstring harm, however there’s higher information for 2 different Swans.
Longmire stated ruckman Callum Sinclair (concussion) and Isaac Heeney (cork) each pulled up nicely after getting injured in final Friday’s win over Hawthorn.
Franklin was pressured off the bottom throughout the sport.
“He’s upset, he’s a competitor, he likes to maintain enjoying on a regular basis,“ Longmire stated.
“He’s a bit annoyed as a result of it’s the second time it’s occurred this yr, off the again of no pre-season.
“However we’ve simply bought to verify we make the proper choice now with him and rehab him correctly, getting again and coaching earlier than he will get again (for AFL motion) to verify his physique is totally conditioned to go.”
Younger key ahead Tom McCartin is anticipated to interchange Franklin and wasn’t risked within the Swans NEAFL sport on the weekend.
“He’s the logical one to come back again into the crew, he’s been enjoying good footy for us anyway,” Longmire stated.
Longmire understands exterior commentary that Franklin ought to put his cue within the rack earlier than the tip of this season so he can have a uncommon full pre-season earlier than subsequent yr, however advised it hadn’t reached that stage but.
“We perceive all of the theories. Those that actually matter are those which can be working with him in our medical and conditioning crew,” Longmire stated.
“They’re those that perceive Lance the very best and over the previous couple of years, he hasn’t completed an enormous pre-season (however) he’s been in a position to are available and contribute.
“We’re aware of what he wasn’t ready to do that yr, however we’ll deal with him as we deal with most gamers, and notably, we perceive that he’s 32 years of age.
‘We’ll make sure that he will get a great block of coaching in earlier than he performs after which play him. That’s the truth of it now.
“He’s bought a few comfortable tissues we should be aware of.”
Sydney host Gold Coast on Saturday.