Buddy Franklin is ready for a interval on the sidelines after he suffered a nasty damage within the Swans’ slender win on Saturday.
Buddy Franklin is going through a stint on the sidelines after he broke his finger in the course of the Sydney Swans’ slender win over North Melbourne on Saturday afternoon.
Franklin kicked two targets in the course of the first half in his first outing on the SCG since he reached the historic 1000-goal milestone a fortnight in the past.
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But Swans followers held their collective breath when he was subbed out of the sport late within the third quarter after he was left clutching his hand in a contest.
In apparent ache, Franklin headed straight to the bench and all the way down to the change rooms and took no additional half within the sport — he was changed by medical substitute Ben Ronke.
After the sport, Swans coach John Longmire confirmed the star ahead had damaged a finger in his left hand.
Franklin could have scans on Monday to find out to the extent of the damage.
It’s unclear how lengthy the 35-year-old can be sidelined for however it’s possible he’ll miss no less than a few weeks of motion.
The Swans trailed for a lot of the sport towards a resurgent North Melbourne outfit, who seemed like they could pull off an almighty upset.
But Sydney kicked into gear in a frenetic last quarter as they mounted a comeback to steal a tough fought 11-point win.
Isaac Heeney kicked two of the Swans’ 5 targets within the final time period as they secured a 86 (13.8) to 75 (12.3) victory — their third of the season.
The Kangaroos seemed the higher of the 2 groups for a lot of the match and had been lethal correct in entrance of purpose.
The resolution to shift captain Jack Ziebell from the backline to the ahead line proved a masterstroke as he slotted 5 targets from simply seven kicks.
Another nervous second for the Swans got here when defender Paddy McCartin went down within the final quarter with a head knock.
The former No.1 draft decide, who has a historical past of nasty concussions, was instantly taken all the way down to the rooms by the coach for evaluation however mentioned he was feeling effective.
Originally revealed as Buddy Franklin suffers damaged finger in Swans’ win over North Melbourne