Sydney Swans ruckman Darcy Cameron is set to return to football this weekend after eight weeks on the sidelines with a quad injury.
Cameron’s return is a welcome addition for the Swans who have suffered a number of injury setbacks to key ruckman in 2019 with Callum Sinclair (dislocated shoulder) already ruled out for the rest of the season.
Head of Football Charlie Garinder said Cameron is expected to return in the NEAFL this weekend.
“Darcy has missed about eight weeks with a quad injury,” Gardiner said.
“He was close to a return and suffered the same injury to the quad.
“He looks like he is ready to go this week so we are really excited to see Darcy back out there after a long absence.
“He provides some much needed ruck support for us in our NEAFL team.”
Sam Naismith is also closing in on a return after missing the last two NEAFL matches with some knee soreness.
Gardiner said Naismith would have to prove his fitness on the training track throughout the week.
“Sam was given a week off last week to get over some soreness in his knee,” Gardiner said.
“The knee is improving but there is still some signs so we will have to see how he trains this week and make a call later in the week whether he plays some minutes in the reserves team.
“Hopefully he can recover quickly and make an appearance this weekend.”