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Sam Reid

#20   Sydney Swans
Age: 32yr 5mth    Games: 181     Born: December 27, 1991     Origin: Murray Bushrangers
Height: 196cm     Weight: 96kg     Position: Forward
First Drafted: Round 3, Pick #38 2009 National Draft by Sydney Swans
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #11 2023 Rookie Draft by Sydney Swans
Supercoach Price: $286,800   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $466,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2024   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Foot injury, Expected return: 1-3 weeks   AFL Injury List
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Sam Reid Biography

Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Sam Reid will miss the rest of the 2023 season after undergoing hamstring surgery.

"We had hoped Sam could return from his injury and avoid surgery, but unfortunately it became apparent last week that wasn't the case," Swans GM of footy Charlie Gardiner said.

"The initial injury was not straightforward and we wanted to ensure we explored all possible options for Sam to return as quickly as possible.

"Sam has done everything in his power and worked exceptionally hard to get back to play, so it's incredibly disappointing for him and the club that he will miss the season."

Saturday, 24 September 2022
Sydney coach John Longmire concedes that selecting Sam Reid to play in the 2022 Grand Final was a mistake.

Reid injured his adductor in the preliminary final win over Collingwood seven days earlier and lasted until just before half-time against the Cats before being subbed off with a recurrence of the same problem.

"We were obviously confident, that's why we picked him, but we made a mistake," Longmire said.

Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Sam Reid is facing a race against the clock to be fit in time for the 2022 AFL Grand Final after straining his adductor against Collingwood in the preliminary final.
Friday, 29 October 2021
Sam Reid signs a one-year contract with Sydney to remain at the club in 2021.

"Sam's flexibility to play a variety of roles for us is really valuable," Swans football manager Charlie Gardiner said.

"He brings experience and leadership to our younger players and with a better run of luck with injury, we believe he can be an important player for us next season."

Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Sam Reid will finally reach his 100-game milestone when he lines up for the Swans against North Melbourne this week.

Only six players in VFL/AFL history have had to wait longer than the 4671 days it will take from Reid's debut in round 22, 2008 to joining the 100 club, and none have waited longer in the past 93 years.

"I've been trying not to think about it too much. We've got a main session [on Thursday] to go and I've got to get through that," Reid said.

"The way my career has gone, the ups and downs over 14 years, I'm really happy that I've got there for my family and just myself for the perseverance and everything that I've shown to get to 100 games."

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Greater Western Sydney delists Sam Reid but will re-draft him as a rookie.
Friday, 17 April 2020
Sam Reid undergoes surgery during the AFL's 2020 shutdown period.

"He developed some soreness in his knee training in the lead-up to round one and he actually had a scan which showed he had damage to his meniscus," Swans football boss Charlie Gardiner said.

"He had an arthroscope in late March just to clean that up. It was a fairly straightforward clean up."

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Sydney coach John Longmire has called for a lift from struggling forward Sam Reid but backed him to regain his form after a slow start to the season.

Reid has taken just 24 marks and kicked 4.4 from his five matches in 2019, and his lack of impact is part of the reason the Swans have battled to average a little more than 10 goals a game this year.

"It's fair to say he hasn't been up to his own standards," Longmire said.

"We'd like him to be able to take the pressure off (the other forwards) in our front half and be able to take those marks, and when we need that bail-out (kick) to be able to grab it and hit the scoreboard.

"He's missed two out of the last three years, but his body is good, so getting that consistent form back is something he's working on."

Monday, 9 July 2018
Sam Reid will undergo surgery for an Achilles injury is expected to miss six weeks.

It's the opposite leg to the one he injured late in 2016, with that bout of surgery costing him the chance to play in the Grand Final.

Saturday, 7 July 2018
Sam Reid is forced off after just five minutes in a NEAFL clash with Achilles tightness.

It was Reid's second game back from quad surgery after he went down against Greater Western Sydney in round three in his only senior appearance of 2018.

Friday, 4 May 2018
When Sam Reid runs onto GMHBA Stadium to take on the Cats, it will be nine years and 247 days since he debuted for the Western Bulldogs against Adelaide way back in round 22, 2008.

It's the third-longest journey to the half-century in the game's history - behind Syd Barker snr (Richmond/Essendon - 15 years, 353 days) and George McLeod (St Kilda/Essendon 14 years, 82 days) and is the longest in the draft era.

"When you start out you want to get yourself in the record books or make yourself a trivia question and I think I've nailed that one," Reid joked.

"Not many people get an opportunity and I've been drafted and re-drafted three times, so I'm just grateful to be honest."

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Sam Reid will miss the next two months of footy after damaging a quad in the last term of the Swans' win over Greater Western Sydney at the SCG.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Sam Reid is delisted by Greater Western Sydney for a second time, but the club says it will re-rookie him.

"With recent changes made to the list management rules, clubs have a bit more flexibility around moving players between the primary and rookie list," Giants football boss Wayne Campbell said.

"The club, Sam and his management are all on the same page regarding Sams playing future at the Giants and we will re-draft Sam onto our rookie list at the Rookie Draft."

Monday, 7 August 2017
Sam Reid quashes any hope of a family reunion with his brother Ben Reid at Collingwood by signing a new four-year deal with the Swans that will keep him at the club until the end of 2021.

"It would be great to play with my brother but the reality is its pretty tough to do these days," Sam said.

"He loves it in Melbourne and I love it in Sydney, so we might have to wait until were 40 and play a local game in the country somewhere.

"My parents get up here pretty much every second week to watch me as well.

"I'm not missing out on too much being up here, the lifestyle and the weather is really good, and I've just grown to love it over the past eight years."

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Soon to be out of contract Sydney forward Sam Reid says he has no real interest in joining brother Ben at Collingwood or any other Melbourne-based club at the end of the year.

"I do love it up here. I love the footy club, I love the lifestyle and there's not really any reason for me to look elsewhere, to be honest," Reid said.

Sam Reid is set to benefit from the arrival of former club legend Tony Lockett, who has commenced a part-time role with Sydney in recent weeks.

"He's been (working) one-on-one with a few of the forwards, but he hasn't tried to overhaul my kicking or shake it up too much," Reid said.

"He's just made a few of his own points that he thinks may work for me, and his main point is that no two things work for the same person, so he's very understanding of that and he's been very good so far."

Friday, 3 February 2017
Sydney Swans coach John Longmire reveals how close he came to rolling the dice and including Sam Reid for his first game for the season in last year's AFL Grand Final.

The 25-year-old had missed the entire season because of ongoing calf and Achilles problems but the Swans gave serious consideration to taking the selection gamble.

"He wasn't named as an emergency but he was on the plane. He had not played a game for the entire season and he was a strong consideration to play," Longmire said.

"If the situation was a bit different we might have played him, but the reality was there were a chunk of other [players] with question marks that we had to be mindful of."

Monday, 16 January 2017
Sam Reid is ready to put a frustrating 2016 campaign behind him after an injury-free pre-season.

Reid didn't add to his 98 career games for the Swans last year, with hamstring, calf and Achilles problems plaguing the versatile 196cm big man.

"I've been able to complete most of the pre-season so far, it's been a lot better than previous years," Reid said.

"2016 was very frustrating. I felt like I was two weeks away for about six months of the year it gets old pretty quick.

"But being able to get through my first pre-season so far, touch wood injury-free, has been a positive and I'm looking to keep that going."

Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Sam Reid expects to start pre-season training in good shape after calf and Achilles problems ruined his 2016 campaign.

"It was obviously very frustrating and disappointing but I am confident with the work I have done in the back end of the year," Reid said.

"I should be right to hit the ground running come pre-season."

Saturday, 13 August 2016
Sam Reid will have surgery on his Achilles tendon, but the Swans haven't ruled out the possibility of a shock comeback later this year.

Reid, 24, has not played a senior game this season after struggling with issues to his Achilles, hamstring and calf that have prevented him from training with the main group.

"We have consulted widely with numerous experts to find a way to progress Sam's rehab, and we have now determined that surgery will be the best option," Swans football manager Tom Harley said.

"Sam will undergo a procedure to address an injury to his Achilles tendon that is preventing him from reaching 100 per cent function.

"Post-surgery, Sam will immediately begin rehabilitation and then we will review his progress to running and skills.

"A final decision regarding Sam's potential to play this season will be made in the coming weeks."

Thursday, 9 June 2016
Sam Reid is picked to play in this week's Sydney Derby against the Swans at Spotless Stadium, in what will be his first senior game since round 15, 2013, and his first appearance in his third stint on an AFL list.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
The Swans' premiership hopes have taken another major blow with key tall Sam Reid injuring his right hamstring early in the first qualifying final at Doman Stadium.

Reid was one of the Swans' best players in the first quarter and had booted their only goal before he was injured six minutes into the second term. He was chasing a ball towards the forward pocket when his hamstring gave way.

He limped from the ground was subbed out immediately.

Friday, 13 June 2014
Sam Reid is relishing his new roles down back and in the ruck in 2014.

"It's important to have versatile players that can play at either end of the ground or in the middle," Reid said.

"I'm hopefully becoming one of those players that can be really dangerous whether I go forward, go back or in the ruck.

"I'd like to keep doing it. It's pretty rare. It's probably only starting to come into the game now.

"It can throw a bit of a spanner in the works and is a good weapon to have."

Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Swans coach John Longmire says he plans to use Sam Reid in a variety of positions in 2014.

"He's flexible and he can play at both ends and I think that's how we're going to end up using him," Longmire said.

"As a kid I've seen him play down back, I've seen him play in the ruck, but I've also seen him play a lot of footy for us at centre half-forward.

"At that size and that speed, he's a really important player that we can put anywhere."

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Sam Reid will miss the rest of the season, and the Swans' finals campaign, after suffering yet another setback with his injured quad.

"Unfortunately he's pulled up a little bit sore and it looks like he's aggravated the scar tissue in his old strain site," Swans physio Matt Cameron said.

"He's now looking very much in doubt for getting up for the remainder of the season."

Monday, 8 July 2013
The Swans will not be rushing Sam Reid back after the key forward re-injured his quad only 12 minutes into his comeback game.

"The new tear is a lower grade to what Sam initially suffered against Collingwood five weeks ago," Swans coach John Longmire said.

"However, given he has re-injured it, we will need to be very conservative with his rehabilitation."

Sunday, 7 July 2013
The immediate playing future of Sydney Swans forward Sam Reid hangs in the balance after he suffered another quad injury in Sunday's 31-point win over Melbourne at the MCG.

In his first appearance since straining his left quad in round nine against Collingwood, Reid lasted just 12 minutes before going down with a recurrence of the problem.

"He's missed five weeks, and he's had a number of scans on the way through, and it didn't last long," coach John Longmire said after the game.

"He said it didn't feel as bad as it did last time. It didn't pull him up as sharply as it did last time. But it's the same quad."

Monday, 27 May 2013
Sam Reid is set to miss two weeks with a tear in his left quad, sustained during the third quarter of the Swans' match against Collingwood.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Sam Reid says he is looking forward to working with Kurt Tippett in Sydney's forward line.

"It's exciting to have another big key forward down there," Reid said.

"He'll come in half way through the year, which is unfortunate, but I'm looking forward to it."

Saturday, 6 October 2012
Sam Reid says he is keen to muscle up during the pre-season and become one of the strongmen of the competition.

"I think this year it improved and I was able to break even and not be thrown out of the way so easily by some of the bigger defenders," Reid said.

"I'd love to take the next stage and be the one dishing it out and being able to throw defenders away."

Monday, 17 September 2012
Brothers Sam and Ben Reid may be matched up against each other when Collingwood take on the Swans in a preliminary final at ANZ Stadium.
Monday, 30 July 2012
Sydney key forward Sam Reid will be sidelined for up to three weeks with scans confirming a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee.

"The good news is that the scan revealed no other damage to the knee and that no surgery will be required," Swans doctor Nathan Gibbs said in a statement.

Sunday, 8 July 2012
Sam Reid kicks a career-high six goals the Brisbane Lions.

"It was good, my confidence the last few weeks has been really, really high," Reid said.

"I've been able to do full training and work on things and my goalkicking has been consistent.

"The hard work is starting to pay off, but I need to keep going and can't sit back and think I'm going all right after tonight."

Saturday, 17 December 2011
In a major coup for the Swans, the club announces that Sam Reid has signed a new five-year deal to remain in Sydney until the end of 2017.

"We see him as a really important piece of the new generation of players we're bringing through here at the Swans," Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said.

"I think we've got some of the more talented younger players coming through, that are going around."

Sunday, 26 June 2011
Swans coach John Longmire is hopeful youngster Sam Reid can develop into a formidable forward line presence.

"What I'm really excited about is he's going to keep growing and developing," Longmire said.

"A real power forward like that, you'd love to see how Sam Reid develops in the next few years and I'm really confident he's going to develop into a big kid and have a big presence in our forward line."

Saturday, 28 August 2010
Sam Reid makes his AFL debut for Sydney at the Gabba with 13 disposals (9 kicks and 4 handballs), 8 marks, a tackle and a goal in a 38-point win over Brisbane.
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