Young GWS utility Jacob Wehr will miss the coming months of the season after sustaining a broken scapula during his side's Round 2 loss to West Coast.

Wehr was again in the wars a week after being cleaned up by Adelaide's Shane McAdam in the Giants' season-opening win over the Crows, with McAdam handed a three-game ban by the AFL's Tribunal for the high bump.

On Sunday, Wehr was again the victim of a heavy bump, with premiership Eagle Liam Duggan slamming into the 24-year-old's shoulder, with Wehr subsequently subbed out of the match.

The South Australian will now spend close to two months on the sidelines with a fractured scapula, adding to the Giants' early season injury woes to start their 2023 campaign.

"'Wehry' both weeks has been on the end of a couple of big hits. Unfortunately, he's broken his scapula," GWS coach Adam Kingsley revealed.

"So he'll, at least, miss a couple of months on the sideline. That's really disappointing for a young guy who's finding his way.

"I've been really pleased with him on the wings. To have him missing, it's a little disappointing."

The Giants are expecting to welcome gun duo Josh Kelly and Lachie Whitfield back for their Round 3 bout with Carlton on Saturday, with the pair nearing the end of their concussion protocols period after suffering head knocks in Round 1.

While still needing to pass final tests and resume training with the main squad, both Kelly and Whitfield will be much-needed additions for Kingsley's side after their poor outing against West Coast.

Kingsley could look toward fringe tall Keiren Briggs to help negate Carlton's tall spine, with the Blues potentially naming both ruckmen Tom De Koning and Marc Pittonet for the second week in a row.

Briggs would come in to support in-form ruckman Matt Flynn, who has impressed Kingsley over the first fortnight of the season. The versatile tall managed 17 disposals and 25 hit-outs in the Giants' 80-point loss to Essendon in the VFL on Sunday and is capable of playing as a key-position option at either end of the field.

"He's been really strong at VFL level," Kinglsey said of Briggs.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Kieren Briggs of the Giants is congratulated by team mates after kicking a goal during the round 14 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Carlton Blues at GIANTS Stadium on June 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

"Particularly with the defensive aspect and the follow-up stuff, which is really the key part of the game for him with his athleticism.

"'Flynny' has been really good for us as the first ruck and I've been really pleased with his game so far. So there's a chance (both playing) could happen."

First-round draft selection Darcy Jones is seen likely to play his first game in the orange and charcoal this weekend as he eyes a return to the field from a quad injury.

Jones, who was taken with the 21st pick in last year's National Draft, will be out to prove his fitness in the coming days to be in line to face Carlton's reserves at GIANTS Stadium this weekend.

A Swan Districts native, Jones was seen to be in the frame for Round 1 AFL selection before suffering a quad injury in the pre-season.

Fellow 2022 draftee and No.1 pick Aaron Cadman remains on Kingsley's radar for selection, however, the club looks likely to continue their patient approach with the young key forward after he booted one goal against the Bombers.

GWS will host Carlton at GIANTS Stadium on Saturday at 4:35pm (AEDT) as they search for their second win of the year.