In upsetting news for Giants fans, small forward Brent Daniels will miss almost half of season 2022 after suffering a training injury on Monday.

Daniels, who endured a stop-start 2021 off the back of persistent hamstring problems, is set to sit on the sidelines until as late as Round 10 according to the club's medical staff.

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The Victorian sustained a Lisfranc fracture in his foot, with GWS Head of Medical Services James Rahme explaining that the 22-year-old forward will have to go under the knife to repair the damage.

“This is a disappointing injury for Brent who was having a great pre-season," Rahme said to the club's website.

“Brent will have surgery this week before we determine a timeline for his return.

“We expect him to be sidelined until approximately round 10.

“It’s a tricky injury so we’ll take our time to make sure he’s fully fit to return in the first half of the season.”

The goalsneak had a rotten run with injuries last year, with 2021 being a stunted season for the 22-year-old.

A series of hamstring problems saw him feature in only 13 games for Leon Cameron's side and miss out on the Giants' two-week-long September campaign.

Leon Cameron was able to cover for Daniels' absence last year, with the likes of Tim Taranto, Harry Perryman and Matt De Boer shifting into the attack on occasions to reinforce the Giants' offensive brigade.

Season 2022 is shaping up as a pivotal one for GWS after their midfield stocks were bolstered even further by the arrival of star draftee Finn Callaghan from the Sandringham Dragons as well as athletic tall Leek Aleer and running defender Josh Fahey.

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Throw in the poaching of Eagle midfielder Jarrod Brander and suddenly the Giants have added a host of brilliant young talent to their side in order to right the wrongs of yesteryear.

GWS take on cross-town rivals Sydney in Albury for their pre-season practice match on February 25 in a replay of last year's elimination final in Tasmania.