MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Stephen Coniglio of the Giants is carried off after he injures his leg during the round 17 AFL between the Richmond Tigers and the Greater Wester Giants at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

GWS midfielder Stephen Coniglio has avoided an ACL injury, but won’t feature for the rest of the 2019 campaign. understands Coniglio has suffered a cartilage tear to his left knee, which will mean he’ll have to go under the knife and will be out of action for the next three months.

GWS is expected to confirm the news on Monday afternoon, with the Giants’ midfielder to meet a surgeon later this week.

Initial fears of an ACL were put to bed with the scans, with Congilio avoiding the dreaded long-term injury.