Reid out for two at least

Sportal July 29, 2012, 10:12 am
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Sydney look set to lose Sam Reid for at least the next fortnight after the exciting young forward injured his knee in a 72-point rout of Gold Coast on Saturday night.

The 20-year-old will receive scans on Sunday that are expected to confirm a partial medial tear, which coach John Longmire said would most likely keep him out of Sydney's next two games, against Carlton (away) and Collingwood (home).

Reid twisted his knee awkwardly midway through the first quarter, when Suns midfielder Josh Caddy fell heavily on his right leg in a marking contest.

The forward had to be helped off the field by two trainers and was soon substituted out of the game for midfielder Craig Bird.

Longmire said the in-form Reid was able to walk after the match, albeit gingerly, but conceded losing him for the next two weeks would be a 'good result'.

"He's getting some scans tomorrow to check what it is, but the good thing is it hasn't swollen too much," he said.

Reid's injury put a sour note on Sydney's second-half destruction of the Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

But even in his absence, the Swans were not left wanting for goals.

Lewis Roberts-Thomson kicked a career-high four majors, while Jude Bolton and Adam Goodes bagged three each.

"We still had 10 goalkickers and kicked 19 goals," Longmire said.

"It just showed that we've got a good spread of players able to put some scoreboard pressure on, which is pleasing.

"It's a 72-point win, which is not easy to do in AFL footy."

The Swans did most of the damage in the third quarter, going close to doubling their score with an eight-goal avalanche.

But prior to that, Gold Coast were right in the contest, even outscoring Sydney in the second term.

"I thought our first half was a bit scrappy and we overused the ball a bit with hands," Longmire said.

"After half-time we adjusted that a bit and started cracking in.

"Gold Coast's intensity was pretty good and we adjusted pretty well to both the intensity of the contest and our ball use in the second half."

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