CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Zac Williams of the Giants looks upfield during the round 5 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and Fremantle Dockers at UNSW Canberra Oval on April 20, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Gold Coast and GWS have both been dealt injury blows ahead of round 10, with the Suns losing Sam Collins and the Giants Zac Williams.

Collins will miss “an extended period of time” with an injury to his hip, after scans revealed a stress fracture in his femur.

“Sam’s undergone an MRI yesterday after experiencing a little bit of low-grade hip pain,” Gold Coast’s Head Physiotherapist Lindsay Bull told the club’s website.

“We’ve found that there’s a stress reaction in Sam’s femur so unfortunately that means we’re going to need to offload him for a little period of time before we can then reload him and get him back into training.

“Hopefully with Sam we expect to see him back soon after the bye.”

Williams, on the other hand, has just been ruled out of the Giants’ clash with Melbourne at the MCG, after injuring his hamstring last weekend.