Will Buddy return?

Lance Franklin remains in doubt to line up for the Swans this week against Collingwood at the SCG.

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.

However, Franklin was expected to have a light training session when the cameras and journalists departed.

Teammate Dan Hannebery said he was still unsure if Franklin would take his place in the side.

“Hopefully, I think he’ll train today and we’ll see how he pulls up,” Hannebery said.

“Whether he plays this week or not, I’m not entirely sure, but no doubt he’d help though.”

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In better news for Sydney, ruckman Mike Pike trained with the main group and is expected to return after missing the past two weeks with knee soreness.