Lance Franklin will miss between three and four games after sustaining a leg injury in the Swans’ loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Franklin limped from the field after a collision with Giants defender Connor Idun in the third quarter but was able to return later in the match.
Scans in the days that followed revealed Franklin had suffered bone bruising and will miss up to a month of footy.
“He reckons it’ll be two (weeks on the sidelines). We’ve said three to four, so that probably gives you an idea of where the discussions go,” Swans coach John Longmire said.
“Unfortunately it was just a collision-type injury that you can’t do much about. That’s what happens, hopefully it’s only a few weeks and he gets back going again.”
Franklin’s injury could see him miss the Swans’ crucial clash with the undefeated Demons in round eight, as well as games against the Suns and Cats in the next two weeks.
The star forward will be joined in the casualty ward by in-form teammate Tom Hickey, who picked up a PCL injury in Saturday’s game.
Hickey is set to miss between six and eight weeks with his injury.