Nick Malceski has been cleared of a serious hamstring injury after being subbed off in the Swans’ win over the Dockers on Saturday.
Sydney Swans veteran Nick Malceski is expected to be available for his side’s preliminary final after scans revealed no serious damage to the defender’s hamstring.
Malceski was subbed out of the Swans win over Fremantle on Saturday and underwent scans on Monday morning.
The results confirmed there was no tear to the 30-year-old’s hamstring.
Swans coach John Longmire told the club’s website the prognosis was the best possible result.
“It’s the best possible news,” Longmire said.
“There is no tear in his hamstring muscle, which is a good thing.
“He’s got a tiny bit of fluid on the outside of the muscle, which is similar to what Josh Kennedy had, but not as bad.
“It’s only very small and that’s probably why he had a little bit of soreness in the muscle, but it should be fine for Friday-week.”
Longmire also praised the club’s medical staff pulling Malceski out of the match in the early stages.
“It’s good that our medical staff made the call when they did because obviously it meant that the damage was not there,” he said.
“It just allows him to prepare this week, hopefully train next week, and then be available for next Friday night.”
Sydney will play the winner of the second semi-final between Geelong and North Melbourne on September 19.