SUNS midfielder Noah Anderson is set for a stint on the sidelines after injuring his hand in the Round 15 match against North Melbourne.

Anderson sustained the injury in the third quarter of the match and scans have revealed a fracture which has required surgery.

“Noah has had to go in for surgery on his hand early this week to stabilise his fracture.” SUNS Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the Qscan Injury Update.

“The recovery timeline will be guided by Noah’s progress whilst his hand heals and strengthens and subsequent follow ups with the surgeon before return to play.”

Ruckman Zac Smith will also miss Thursday’s game against Richmond after reporting “concussion-type” symptoms this week.

“In the days after the game Zac has experienced some concussive-type symptoms,” Bull said.

“He’ll miss this week’s match and we’ll monitor Zac over the coming days as he goes through our concussion return to play protocols.”

In positive news, the SUNS are set to welcome back captain David Swallow after missing the match against North Melbourne through concussion.

Vice-captain Sam Collins is progressing well from an ankle injury which has held him out for the last three games and will be a test for Round 16.

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