Ruckman Sam Naismith’s frustrating run of injuries has continued after he was ruled out of Saturday’s clash against St Kilda with a recurrence of a knee injury.
The Gunnedah export, who played in the Swans’ grand final loss to the Bulldogs last season, was given every chance to prove his fitness this week.
But the 18-gamer was restricted to light duties during Thursday’s final training session and was ruled out.
A full update on his condition will be provided early next week.
Naismith, 24, featured in the opening three matches of 2017 before being sidelined for three rounds with a knee injury.
He returned two weeks ago in round seven, with the Swans snapping their six-game losing run in a 135-81 win over the Lions.
He backed up the following week in Sydney’s 120-78 defeat of North Melbourne but tweaked his medial ligament in the game.
It was the same injury that previously sidelined him.