HOBART, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Kurt Tippett and Lance Franklin of the Swans walks out to warm up before the round 22 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Sydney Swans at Blundstone Arena on August 20, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Star Swan in doubt for Tigers clash

Sydney star Lance Franklin remains in doubt for this week’s clash with Richmond at the SCG.

Franklin copped a heavy knock to his hip during the first quarter of the Swans’ win over North Melbourne in Round 22.

He managed to play out the match, however, he failed to train on Thursday, with the Swans likely to take a cautious approach with the 29-year-old in the lead up to finals.

General Manager of Football Tom Harley said on Tuesday that the club expected Franklin to play this week, however, he would need to get through training on Thursday before being named in the side.

“It looked a bit innocuous in a marking contest. He was a bit inhibited during the game but he has recovered ok,” Harley said.

“We fully expect him to be available come Saturday twilight, he will have his training program on Tuesday and Thursday but expect Lance to play.”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Kieren Jack of the Swans leads his team out onto the field during the round nine AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MAY 20: Kieren Jack of the Swans leads his team out onto the field during the round nine AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Sydney Swans at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, co-captain Kieren Jack is expected to return from an ankle injury after missing last week’s win over the Roos.

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