SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Michael Talia of the Swans in action during the 2016 NAB Challenge AFL match between the Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide Power at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Michael Talia’s club imposed ban set to end shortly

Sydney Swans defender Michael Talia will return from a club-imposed suspension on August 19.

Talia was arrested and charged by police for being in possession of cocaine outside a nightclub in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Sunday July 19, and was banned from training and all club activities by the Swans the next day.

The 23-year-old faced court last week and pleaded guilty to drug possession, but escaped conviction and was handed a 12-month good behaviour bond.

The former Western Bulldog will return from his ban one month and one day after he was initially stood down.