Sydney ruck-forward Sam Reid looks highly doubtful for the AFL grand final after suffering an adductor injury in the preliminary final win over Collingwood.
But Swans coach John Longmire would not comment on Reid’s status post-match, saying it was too early to speculate.
“It’s not relevant at the moment, it’s just after our game. I don’t deal in the what-ifs an hour after the game. Let’s wait and see,” Longmire said.
Reid joins young Geelong midfielder Max Holmes as the injury concerns ahead of next Saturday’s clash at the MCG.
Holmes hurt his hamstring in Friday night’s preliminary final romp over Brisbane, but the Cats are optimistic he will be available.
Reid was subbed out of the game at the start of the second half of Saturday’s match, in what turned out to be a significant blow to the Swans.
Without him as a marking option, Sydney struggled in attack as the Magpies stormed home to nearly snare another comeback win.
“Losing Reidy forward of the ball was a bit of an issue, so we didn’t have that marking power that gives you that confidence to go forward sometimes,” Longmire said.
“It’s just an adductor, so don’t know. It’s too early to know.”
Reid was a member of Sydney’s most recent premiership team a decade ago, but also played in the losing 2014 grand final against Hawthorn.
He missed their most recent grand final in 2016, the loss to the Western Bulldogs, with an Achilles tendon injury sidelining him for the whole season.