SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Daniel Robinson of the Swans is tackled during the round five AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Sydney youngster Daniel Robinson will miss the next 10-12 weeks after suffering a shoulder dislocation during the Swans’ Round 7 win over Essendon.

Robinson dislocated his shoulder twice in the match, with surgery recommended as the best option to ensure a full recovery in the long term.

The 21-year-old should return via the NEAFL by Round 19-20, meaning a return to the senior side this year appears unlikely.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 23: Daniel Robinson of the Swans is tackled during the round five AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 23: Daniel Robinson of the Swans is tackled during the round five AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The young midfielder played four matches last season, before playing every game this season prior to his injury.

“It was a tough break,” Sydney general manager of football Tom Harley said.

“He’s a young player who was really starting to make inroads in his career, so there’s certainly no rush to do anything drastic.

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“We’ll be conservative, he’s got a lot of footy to go (in his career).

“It’s unfortunate for him given he’s played a lot of senior footy this year, but I’m sure he’ll recover well.”