A minor knee injury has forced Tippett out of his club’s match with the Blues on Saturday.
Star forward Kurt Tippett has been ruled out of Sydney’s clash with Carlton at the SCG on Saturday with a knee injury.
Tippett was a late withdrawal from the Swans squad that defeated the West Coast Eagles on Sunday at Patersons Stadium and underwent scans on Monday which revealed bone inflammation in his left knee.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Swans coach John Longmire said he was hopeful Tippett would only miss the one game.
“Kurt’s not going to play this week,” he said.
“He’s got a little bit of bone inflammation which is obviously the reason that he’s a little bit sore still.
“He’s not going to play this week, but we’re hopeful to get him back after the bye.”
The injury is the latest setback for the 27-year-old, who three weeks ago underwent surgery to repair a tear in his meniscus.
Longmire said that Tippett was obviously unhappy with the latest injury, but the club was confident that he would return for its Round 18 clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.
“I’m sure he’s disappointed and wants to keep playing, just as we are,” he said.
“We got him going and he really contributed, which he always does, and he is a very important player for us.
“For him to take another step back, and with him not getting another game under his belt, it is disappointing for him.
“But we’ll deal with that and he’ll deal with that and we’ll have him back after the bye hopefully.”