Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh looks set to miss the Swans’ round one clash with Collingwood due to a knee injury.
McVeigh’s recovery from off-season knee surgery has taken longer than expected and he is yet to resume full training.
“That’ll unfold over the next few weeks. It’s a bit hard at this point three weeks out to be able to focus on where those guys will be in their program,” he said.
“They’re all stepping it up, they’ve all had pretty good build ups, but in Jarrad’s case he’s unlikely to be around for round one.”
The former Geelong premiership player had a cyst removed from his finger but is expected to be fit for the Lions’ round one clash with West Coast.