SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04: Shane Mumford of the Giants celebrates with his team mates after kicking a goal during the 2016 AFL NAB Challenge match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Drummoyne Oval on March 4, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford was forced off the ground early in the second quarter against the Swans last night with a foot injury, in his first game back from a season ending ankle injury last year.

Mumford took no further part in the Giants’ 34-point win, but coach Leon Cameron stressed that taking him out of the game was just precautionary, with the injury unrelated to the one that cut short his 2015 season.

“He started off really well but he was just a little bit sore so they (medical staff) didn’t want to take any risks, and neither did I,” Cameron said.

“We just made sure we iced him up and hopefully over the next few days we find out a little bit more.

“It’s hard to say whether it’s an issue or not.

“We can’t rely on Shane to be our number one ruck every week; we want that to happen but he’s 29 years old and he’s been battered around a fair bit.

“He’s had a good pre-season, touch wood he’s going to be right for next week, but time will tell.”