Blow for Coniglio

Blow for Coniglio

GREATER Western Sydney will be without vice-captain Stephen Coniglio for six weeks with an ankle injury suffered in Friday night’s JLT Community Series loss to North Melbourne in Canberra.

Coniglio, who was elevated to the vice-captaincy last month, has been diagnosed with sindesmosis.

“We’re obviously disappointed for Stephen after he put in a really strong pre-season,” the club’s head of the athletic performance David Joyce said.

“He’ll spend the next two weeks in a protective boot and progress from there.

“We’re confident that with the right treatment he’ll be back on the field in a bit over a month.”

Meanwhile, the Giants are yet to decide the treatment option for a hand injury suffered by Aidan Corr.

He’ll meet with a specialist later today.

And veteran forward Steve Johnson is expected to be right for the Round 1 clash with Adelaide despite suffering a concussion in the win over the Roos.

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