Giants defender Williams to miss a month

30 June 2020 19:21:45 GMTPlus10

Greater Western Sydney have had mixed news concerning two players who picked up hamstring issues in the win over Collingwood.

Key defender Phil Davis is in with a chance of facing Hawthorn at Giants Stadium on Sunday, but running defender Zac Williams could be out for a month.

Former co-captain Davis, who, like Williams, failed to finish the Magpies clash, was told he only had a minor problem.

Giants head of medical Cullan Ball said: "Phil just felt a little bit of tightness in his hamstring and we decided not to take any risks with him.

"He's had a scan done which came up really well for us. That's clear and he'll be a test for this week's game and fingers crossed he'll be all good."

The club hoped Williams had just a tweak, when he was forced off during the third term against Nathan Buckley's side, but scans have revealed his issue is more serious.

"He had a little grab in his hamstring when he kicked the ball off the ground early in that third quarter," said Ball.

"We got a scan on his hamstring which just shows a little split in his upper hamstring tendon. We think Zac will probably miss about a month."

Young defender Isaac Cumming was the third GWS player to suffer a hamstring problem at the weekend, and his is the most serious.

He was hurt in the reserves practice match and faces 10-12 weeks on the sidelines.

Ball said of Cumming: "He put in a lot of good work over the pre-season and was travelling along really well.

Unfortunately he had an incident in that game and his scan shows he has torn that tendon in the upper part of his hamstring pretty badly.

"He's an excellent professional and will rip into his rehab and come out the other side just fine."

Greater Western Sydney are 5/1 to win the Grand Final.

The Giants are 77/100 to win their next game against Hawthorn, who are 11/10.

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