Swans midfielder has been cleared of a serious hamstring injury after leaving the field against the Saints on the weekend.
Sydney Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy has been cleared of a serious hamstring injury and looks likely to play before the AFL finals.
Kennedy came off the ground early in the second quarter of Saturday’s 71-point over St Kilda at the SCG.
The star midfielder, who has played 127 consecutive games, escaped a tear but coach Swans coach John Longmire said he wouldn’t be risked against the Western Bulldogs this week if he is not 100 per cent.
“He’s pulled up well today and feels really good,” Longmire told the club’s website.
“He hasn’t got a tear, but we’ll manage him conservatively this week and see how he goes.
“We certainly won’t risk him if we think he needs a week without playing, and we’ll make that decision later in the week.”
Even if Kennedy does miss the match at Etihad Stadium, Longmire backed the 26-year-old to be ready for the Swans’ round 23 clash against Richmond at ANZ Stadium.
“It will be reliant upon our medical staff to make that call (for the Bulldogs’ game), but it’s fair to say that we’re not going to put him at risk and if he’s not feeling good at the back end of the week then he won’t play,” he said.
“If he doesn’t play this week, it will only be the one week.
“It feels fine today, so that’s a good sign.”
The Swans currently sit on top of the AFL ladder, equal on points with Geelong but with a superior percentage.