Sydney Swans utility Dean Towers will await a further consultation with an eye specialist to find out if he’ll be declared fit to take on North Melbourne on Saturday night.
Towers missed last weekend’s win over Geelong after sustaining the injury during a warm-up drill at last week’s final training session at the SCG.
Head of Football Tom Harley said Towers will line up against North Melbourne if he is cleared by medical staff.
“He (Towers) got a poke to the eye, it’s as simple as that. It caused a hyphema, which is a bleed in the eye,” Harley said.
“Obviously we had to treat that with great respect so he saw the specialist on Thursday and was subsequently ruled out.
“Dean will see the specialist tomorrow morning, we are expecting that to be positive news, but until we get that we won’t know.”
Lance Franklin (bruised heel) and Dan Hannebery (groin) have already been ruled out of this weekend’s match.
Joining that pair on the sidelines will be defender Lewis Melican who has suffered a minor setback in his return from a hamstring strain.
“This time last week we were very bullish on making the trek down to Geelong but unfortunately in the final stages of his (Melican’s) rehab he had a minor setback,” Harley said.
“The prognosis is a couple of weeks on top of what we were already dealing with, which is really disappointing as he was trending in the right direction.
“He won’t play this week and is probably looking at another 2-3 weeks out.”