Gary Rohan of the Swans leaves the field on a stretcher during the 2016 AFL First Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at the Sydney Cricket Ground on September 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Swans duo could still face Cats

Sydney is hopeful Gary Rohan and Jarrad Mcveigh will both line up against Geelong in the preliminary final this Friday night.

McVeigh suffered a calf injury during the Swans’ win over Adelaide on Saturday night, while Rohan was stretchered off after injuring his knee, in what looked to be a season ending injury.

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However, coach John Longmire told reporters on Monday morning the pair remain a chance to play, with both players cleared of serious injury.

Jarrad McVeigh of the Swans leaves the ground with an injury during the First AFL Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at the Sydney Cricket Ground on September 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Jarrad McVeigh of the Swans leaves the ground with an injury during the First AFL Semi Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at the Sydney Cricket Ground on September 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

“Gary’s knee is structurally sound and the bone is fine, so he’s just got a deep bruising from the knock,” Longmire said.

“Jarrad has a really slight strain but we’ve had players play before with similar strains, so we’ll just see how the week progresses.

“It’s a bit early to rule anyone in or out at the present time, we’ll give them every opportunity (to play).

“Saturday night you’re not quite sure how things are going to pan out, that’s why it’s important not to jump to conclusions too early.

“At the moment we haven’t got all the facts, but it’s looking more positive than it could have been.”

Meanwhile, Kurt Tippett, who missed Saturday’s match due to a hairline fracture in his jaw, is expected to return.

“Kurt did part of our final session here last week and trained fully here on Sunday,” Longmire said.

“He’ll do more on Wednesday and see how he feels.

“He was able to play the game out against GWS and train really well on Sunday, but it comes down to a discussion between the coaching staff, the medical staff, and Kurt (on whether he plays).”

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