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Sydney Swans Media  July 6, 2018 3:10 PM

HCF Injury Update - 6th July, 2018 Tom Harley updates the injury list after the Geelong clash.
Jarrad McVeigh suffered a broken collarbone against Geelong at the SCG on Thursday night.

Jarrad McVeigh suffered a broken collarbone against Geelong at the SCG on Thursday night.

Sydney Swans veteran Jarrad McVeigh will have surgery today to repair the broken collarbone he suffered in Thursday night’s loss to Geelong at the SCG.

The injury, which occurred in a tackle during the fourth quarter of the match, is expected to sideline the defender for six weeks.

“Late in the game he suffered a broken collarbone so he will have surgery today,” Harley said.

“It is always difficult this far out to put a hard and fast prognosis on it but we will say six weeks,”

“He will have a plate inserted, recover from the surgery and rehab accordingly.”

Midfielders Kieren Jack (knee) and Dan Hannebery (calf) also sustained injuries in the match.

Scans have revealed Jack has a grade one medial strain in his left knee and will be assessed for next week’s clash with North Melbourne.

“It is a grade one medial so we will assess him later in the week,” he said.

“With a medial ligament, the tackiness of the ligament is the key and he has had one a couple of years ago so we know what we are dealing with there.”

“We certainly haven’t ruled him out for this week and given the ten day break before the North Melbourne game we will give him every opportunity.”

While Hannebery strained his calf, and is expected to miss the next three weeks.

“Dan has a strained calf and had a similar one in pre-season,”

“We are certainly not going to rush him back, we will give him every opportunity to get himself fully fit and really impact the remaining month of the season.”

“We will let the injury recover and then put another week on top of that so he can get some good training and match conditioning under his belt.”