Sam Reid of the Swans kicks during a Sydney Swans AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on September 26, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Swans swingman finally set for full pre-season

Injury prone Sydney big man Sam Reid expects to finally get a full pre-season under his belt, after Achilles and calf injuries ruined his 2016 season.

Reid failed to play a senior game this season and played just eight quarters of football in the NEAFL.

“It was obviously very frustrating and disappointing but I am confident with the work I have done in the back end of the year,” Reid told the Swans website.

“I should be right to hit the ground running come pre-season.”

Reid said that while was eager to push for a return this season, the decision was taken not to take the risk.

“It was a long shot to get back to play but at the very least we were hoping I would be able to get to a point where I had a normal off season which I haven’t had for about three years now,” he said.

“I am now able to do a proper off season program, the same as everyone else has and have no variation to what I do.”

“I will be right to go on the first day of pre-season.”

Read, who played in the Swans’ 2012 premiership, has played 98 games in seven seasons at the club.