Sydney defender Rhyce Shaw will miss two-to-three weeks with an ankle injury.
Sydney Swans defender Rhyce Shaw is expected to miss two-to-three weeks after he sustained in ankle injury during the Swans’ 11-point win over Richmond on Friday.
The 32-year-old was subbed out of the match at half-time and has since been diagnosed with sydesmosis, which affects the ligaments in-between fibula and tibia in the front of the ankle.
Sydney coach John Longmire said Shaw’s injury was similar to that of Dan Hannebury’s during the Swans’ clash with Port Adelaide in Round 13.
“He’s got an ankle syndesmosis injury, similar to Dan Hannebery’s, but not as bad,” Longmire said.
“We think it’s probably a two-to-three-week injury.”
Longmire said he was glad the injury was not as bad as it first seemed, and was looking forward to welcoming the defender back into the side.
“We were probably expecting that Rhyce’s injury would be a bit worse but it looks like it could just be a couple of weeks, and hopefully that’s all it is,” Longmire said.
“We hope he can come back and have a real impact in the team.”