Aliir Aliir of the Swans is attended to by trainers during the AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Geelong Cats and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Aliir a chance for Grand Final

Sydney¬†Swans defender Aliir Aliir remains a chance to line up in Saturday’s Grand Final against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG after being cleared of serious knee damage.

The 22-year-old strained the medial ligament in his right knee late in the first quarter of Friday night’s 37-point preliminary final win over Geelong.

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Aliir succumbed to the game-ending injury in a marking contest against Cat Lincoln McCarthy, but was walking unaided post-match and at the airport on Saturday.

Swans head of football Tom Harley said Aliir would be given every opportunity to prove his fitness.

“The scans have revealed Aliir has suffered a low-grade medial strain,” Harley told sydneyswans.com.au on Sunday.

“We will continue to monitor Aliir and assess him as the week progresses. He remains a chance to play.”

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