Bobby Hill has taken indefinite leave from the game after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
GWS have confirmed that the 22-year-old is set to undergo surgery next week, with additional medical assessments to come after his recovery period.
The Giants' General Manager of Football Jason McCartney said that the club was offering the young forward their full support.
“Bobby and his family have our full support, as always, as they go through this period.
“His health and wellbeing is our absolute priority and he’ll have the best medical care as he undergoes surgery on Tuesday and beyond.
“There’ll be a period of time for him to recover before further medical assessment to understand if any additional steps are required.
“Bobby is in good spirits and knows he has the support and love of the entire GIANTS family.”
Hill made his debut for the Giants in 2019 and has played 41 games for the club.