Sydney’s Lance Franklin has been ruled out for a second week with a back complaint.

Franklin missed last week’s match against Geelong due to a back complaint and he was a no show at the main training session this morning.

Swans general manager of football Tom Harley said that Franklin would not be risked.

“If there’s one thing I know about Lance is that he’s a competitor,” Harley told the club’s website.

“We were hopeful that Lance would get up this week but he has not been able to get over the appropriate hurdles so he will have another week on the sidelines.”