SUPERSTAR forward Lance Franklin will be available for the Sydney Swans’ round one clash with Essendon after ‘a good night's sleep'.
The superstar forward was carted off Canberra's StarTrack Oval after a head clash with teammate Gary Rohan early in Sunday's NAB Challenge game against Greater Western Sydney.
Franklin joined his teammates on a late flight back from the capital on Sunday night.
"Buddy's good, it was obviously a pretty hectic day for the club yesterday, and a really heavy head clash," Swans football manager Tom Harley told reporters at the SCG on Monday morning.
"He flew back with the team, he's had a good night's sleep, and it is a pretty heavy concussion but he'll be fine."
"(He has) no facial injuries whatsoever."
Co-captain Kieren Jack was also sent to hospital after copping a knock to the oblique muscle in his abdomen in a rolling tackle from Devon Smith.
"(There’s) just some bleeding through there. He'll be fine, he'll be sore, but again he's had a flawless pre-season, Kieren, so we don't expect anything major to put him off course and expect him to get up for round one as well," said Harley.
Harley, the former Geelong captain, said it was a challenging day for Swans officials.
"It's a good test of all of our systems. You don't expect to have two hospital visits and a concussion sub with Gary Rohan as well," he said.
"We got through all of that from an operational sense, and Lance and Kieren in particular will rest up and will be fine to go."
The Swans' medical team carries Lance Franklin from StarTrack Oval. Picture: AFL Media