HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Giants head coach Leon Cameron talks to Matt De Boer at the end of the match during the round 13 AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Greater Western Sydney GIants at Blundstone Arena on June 16, 2019 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

GWS midfielder Matt de Boer will be sidelined for the next two months after suffering a shoulder injury against North Melbourne on Sunday.

De Boer was involved in a contest with opponent Ben Cunnington in the third quarter, and was taken off with the injury and failed to play in the remainder of the game.

Following assessment, de Boer was diagnosed with a fractured shoulder but will not need surgery.

“This is obviously disappointing for both Matt and the club, particularly after his stellar first half of the year,” GWS General Manager of Football Wayne Campbell told gwsgiants.com.au.

“Matt will no doubt attack his rehab with the same dedication and diligence he shows towards all aspects of his football and we look forward to welcoming him back in the second half of the season.”