FEARLESS Sydney co-captain Dane Rampe remains a chance to tackle St Kilda this week, just seven days after nursing a fractured hand through the Swans' nailbiting win over Hawthorn.

Scans on Sunday confirmed Rampe sustained the injury to his right hand in the second quarter before he continued on with it heavily strapped. 

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He will undergo surgery on Monday.

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Inspirational Swans co-captain hurt in desperate effort

Sydney backman Dane Rampe's slide to stop Chad Wingard's shot from going through saw him in pain

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Rampe delivered a masterclass in the back half while marshalling his inexperienced side – the youngest of all 18 teams in round eight – to hold off the Hawks' late surge.

His best highlight came with an incredible lunge on the goal line to save a certain goal in the final term.


The 30-year-old finished with 25 disposals, bettered only by teammate Jake Lloyd's 34 touches.

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'Horse' and Clarko's latest stoush

Premiership coaches and long-time mates Alastair Clarkson and John Longmire go toe-to-toe once again, this time over Tom Papley

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"He's tough. He's just a good player. He competes hard and kept going," coach John Longmire said of Rampe post-match.

The Swans have been battered with injuries this year with Will Hayward (knee), Josh Kennedy (knee), Lance Franklin (hamstring), George Hewett (back) and Colin O'Riordan (hip) missing the win over the Hawks.

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Isaac Heeney (ankle) and Sam Naismith (knee) have been ruled out for the season.