GWS draftee Darcy Jones is set to miss the remainder of the 2023 AFL Season with scans confirming an ACL tear suffered in the VFL over the weekend.

The athletic Western Australian had just made his reserves debut on Saturday, having dealt with minor shoulder and quad issues during the pre-season.

Jones was nearing an AFL debut, with coach Adam Kinglsey expecting to add the 19-year-old small forward into his high-pressure 'Orange Tsunami' gameplan in the coming rounds.

Giants GM of Football Jason McCartney confirmed the news of Jones' injury on Tuesday.

"It's really bad luck for Darcy," said McCartney.

"Unfortunately it's just one of those things that happen in football and we'll wrap our arms around Darcy and give him all the support he needs at this tough time.

"He's made a great impression on our group already in the short time he's been at the club. He's a wonderful person and he'll be a great player for our football club."

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Darcy Jones of Western Australia runs with the ballduring the U18 AFL Boys Championship match between the Allies and Western Australia at Thebarton Oval on July 09, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Barnes/AFL Photos)

Jones was taken with Pick 21 by the Giants, following a dominant AFL Draft Combine display, breaking the agility test record and winning the vertical jump test.

Ex-captain Phil Davis completed the VFL clash with Carlton, returning from an ankle injury sustained during the pre-season.