Coniglio will undergo ankle surgery and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks, while Phil Davis (calf) and De Boer (hamstring) are likely to miss six and 10 weeks respectively.
Regarding Coniglio, Giants Head of Medical Cullan Ball told the club website: “We had some scans done yesterday and got those results back before he saw the surgeon today.
“We’re expecting him to have an operation on Thursday to have that joint stabilised. It’s disappointing for Stephen. We think he’ll miss around eight weeks depending on how quickly he progresses.”
The latest injury news is in with updates on a number of key players:
🔸 Stephen Coniglio
🔸 Phil Davis
🔸 Matt de Boer
🔸 Lachie Whitfield
In other news, Eagles captain Luke Shuey will be forced to sit out for up to a month following a hamstring injury he sustained during his sides win over the Power on Saturday.
The West Coast skipper picked up the injury in the last few minutes of the match, which was his first back from a hamstring injury which plagued his pre-season.
“It’ll be a bit of management,” he said.
“Maybe a positional change. Maybe the way he trains. He’s our best trainer. He just goes turbo all the time.”
The 2018 Norm Smith Medallist missed five games for the Eagles in 2020 through an injured hamstring, which almost kept him out of finals.
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The young defender will need surgery, with Bulldogs Head of Medical Services Chris Bell confirming the news on Tuesday.
“Ryan had some side impact in the opening minutes of the game, that damaged his AC joint.
“The AC joint was damaged to an extent that did require surgery, and we expect ‘Gardy’ to miss the next six-to-eight weeks of football.
Fellow Dogs player Mitch Hannan has also suffered a concussion during the sides VFL scratch match, with the ex-Demon colliding with a North Melbourne player.
He is expected to be back in time for the sides opening game of the VFL season against Geelong on the 18th of April.