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Aliir Aliir ruled out of grand final

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Sydney has ruled Aliir Aliir out of the grand final.

The young defender was unable to get through training on Wednesday after injuring his knee in a marking contest against Geelong.

The Sudanese refugee shaped as one of the feel-good stories of this year’s decider.

Swans Head of Football Tom Harley said it was a tough situation for the club.

‘Aliir has done all he could to give himself a chance to play, (but) unfortunately he was unable to complete training and therefore can’t be considered for selection this week,’ Harley said.

Co-captain Jarrad McVeigh (calf) and Rising Star winner Callum Mills (hamstring) both remain in contention for a return.

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