Sydney could be bolstered by the return of rebounding defender Dane Rampe and ruckman Kurt Tippett for their clash with St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Rampe broke his arm just days after the Swans' opening round loss to Port Adelaide, when he tripped and fell over a chain on a run with teammates before training.

Sydney coach John Longmire said Rampe should be available for Saturday's game, as long as he can get through Thursday's main session.

"He trained on Tuesday and he trained well," Longmire told the media on Thursday morning.

"We expect him to train today (Thursday) and we'll make a decision after that.

"He's been running for a number of weeks now, he's really fit but we'll see how he goes this morning at training."

Tippett has been in and out of the side all season, and after suffering an ankle injury in round two, he's only featured in three games so far this year.

He made a strong return to the NEAFL last weekend kicking four goals along with 22 disposals and six marks, so like Rampe, Longmire expects him to be ready to play if he can get through Thursday's session unscathed.

"The reason why we played him in the reserves last week is that he missed a lot of football and a lot of training," Longmire said.

"He still didn't get through the full four quarters last week – he was a little bit tight in his hip in the last quarter so he was able to sit out the rest of the game in the reserves, which he wouldn't have been able to do at senior level.

"He was able to get some game time under his belt but he was also able to manage his hip which is the reason why he missed the previous week.

"He ran on Tuesday and we'll look to see if he trains today. If he trains today he'll be available and really back in that selection mix to play."