There are fears Swans ruckman Sam Naismith could require another knee reconstruction after taking place in Sydney’s 67-39 loss to the bulldogs.
Naismith performed solely his 30th match on Thursday evening after spending the previous two seasons on the sidelines rehabbing a ruptured ACL.
Prior to tonight’s match, the 27-year-old tragically endured a brutal COVID-19 shutdown interval with the loss of life of his sister.
Sydney coach John Longmire mentioned after the match that the membership believes Naismith has possible achieved his knee after taking place within the fourth quarter.
“Unfortunately we predict he is achieved his knee,” Longmire informed reporters after the match.
“It was within the final quarter at some stage. He missed two years of footy and he got here again and performed spherical one and performed rather well.
“Obviously the break [happened], he misplaced his sister by way of that break after which he comes again and does his knee.
“So it is a horrible run for him. Nothing you’ll be able to say. It’s form of…um…you’ve got simply bought to be there generally.
“We have to offer him time to digest it.
“We’re going to want a while to digest it. We’ve bought to be with him and take care of him as a result of he is had a horrible run. In quite a few methods.”
Before tonight’s match, Naismith had opened up on the challenges he confronted throughout his comeback.
“I’d had eight years of setbacks and accidents, off the sphere there was a good bit of household stuff occurring with some relations getting fairly sick,” Naismith mentioned.
“There was a degree there the place I assumed I wasn’t going to play. I used to be pondering ‘why am I doing this?'”