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.