GWS wait on Preuss injury news

17 February 2021 18:09:01 GMTPlus11

Greater Western Sydney fear new recruit Braydon Preuss will have to spend a spell on the treatment table after he picked up a shoulder injury in training on Monday.

Preuss arrived at GWS during last year's Trade Period with a view to being the club's first choice ruckman in the 2021 AFL campaign.

However there are now concerns he will not be ready for round one when the Giants take on St Kilda on 21st March.

The player is set to see a specialist on Wednesday and only then will the Giants discover the full extent of the damage. In the meantime they will be keeping everything cross for good news.

"Unfortunately, on Monday, (Preuss) has just hurt his shoulder a little bit," Giants coach Leon Cameron told radio station SEN.

"He's seeing a specialist today and hopefully it's not too bad, but we're going to know more later this afternoon. Hopefully, we've got our fingers crossed that it's not too bad and it's only going to be a couple of weeks. But we'll have to wait and see."

Meanwhile GWS still have big concerns over Lachie Whitfield as he attempts to recover from a bruised liver in time for round one. But as things stand it will be touch and go.

"You ask how is his health and how is he going to be and what could be the time out of the game? The big thing with Lachie is that he's taken about six or seven days to initially get over the hit. He's probably not going to play for the next four or five weeks," Cameron added.

GWS are priced at 18/1 to win the AFL grand final.

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