Max King has avoided any serious damage to his knee and could line up on Thursday night against the Bulldogs.

King landed awkwardly in a marking contest near three-quarter-time of St Kilda's one-point defeat to GWS on Saturday afternoon.

He was seen limping after the incident and took no further part in the match, with immediate fears of structural damage.

Scans on Sunday morning revealed no ACL or MCL diagnosis, just swelling and general pain.

St Kilda will approach the recovery with caution and may choose to rest their injury-riddled star forward against the Bulldogs in a match shaping as a season-definer for both sides.

With key forwards Tim Membrey, Anthony Caminiti and Cooper Sharman all featuring in Saturday's match, the Saints could play another forward in Jack Hayes should King not get up.

The incident adds to what was a devastating day on the injury front, with Giants superstar Sam Taylor suffering a brutal head knock early in the piece and Stephen Coniglio suffering what looked like a serious knee injury of his own.

St Kilda will wait and see if King becomes available ahead of Thursday night against the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium.