MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Ryan Griffen of the Giants runs with the ball between Ben Cunnington of the Kangaroos (L) and Andrew Swallow during the round 23 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Greater Western Sydney GIants at Etihad Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Greater Western Sydney midfielder Ryan Griffen did not take any part in the second half of theĀ Giants’ clash with North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Griffen sustained an ankle injury in the first half of the match and was forced from the ground.

He returned from the rooms in the second half on crutches.

GWS coach Leon Cameron said post-match, Griffen could miss several weeks.

“It’s a pretty nasty ankle injury,” Cameron said.

“We’ll have to deal with that and see where it ends up in the next few days.”