Lance ‘Buddy Franklin and wife |Jesinta have had their second child

Buddy Franklin’s week just got better after the birth of his second child, a boy.

Franklin confirmed via social media the safe arrival of he and wife Jesinta’s latest addition to the family.

Earlier this week Sydney Swans coach John Longmire confirmed the superstar forward would play his first game since 2019 after a torrid time with injury.

Congratulations to Lance & Jesinta on the arrival of their little boy ♥️ #Bloodspic.twitter.com/zj3E3dMutc

The Franklins already have a daughter, Tullulah, who was born in February last year.

On Monday Longmire said, Franklin, who last played Round 23, 2019, would line up this week after a promising return in the Swan’s reserves this weekend.

will play, assuming he gets through this week of training.

“Lance pulled up fine and we expect him to play this week. It’s good to get him back in the team,” Longmire told reporters.

“He has done a lot of work since August last year, he has done a lot of strength work and he has been training for quite a while now so it is great to get him back into the team.”

“He has got himself in pretty good nick quite a few times, and he just hasn’t quite got there so it is great to be able to have him back available to play, ready to go.”

“We will train here (at the SCG) this week and he will be right to go on Saturday

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