MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Caleb Marchbank of the Giants handballs whilst being tackled by Jeff Garlett of the Demons during the round one AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

GWS young defender Caleb Marchbank has re-injured his ankle and will miss the next five to seven weeks, the club has confirmed.

Marchbank suffered the injury in just his first game back in the NEAFL after initially injuring his ankle in the Giants’ Round 2 win against the Cats.

The injury will not require surgery, but the club will take a cautious approach with the 19-year-old.

Meanwhile, co-captain Phil Davis will miss another fortnight due to the hamstring strain his suffered in Round 7.

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