The GIANTS will be without Phil Davis and Daniel Lloyd this week after the pair were injured in Sunday’s clash against the Tigers.   

Defender Phil Davis suffered a hamstring injury late in the second quarter with scans on Monday revealing a grade three tear. 

The leader will miss approximately two to three months with further consultation with specialists this week to determine if surgery is required.  
GIANTS Head of Medical Services James Rahme said:  
“Phil has been in fantastic form and was playing his typical brand of life and death defence when his hamstring stretched too far on a chase-down tackle. 
“It’s disappointing for him given the work he’s done over the off-season on his body and the way he was playing. 
“We’ll be seeking some specialist opinions this week for a more detailed prognosis on whether we go down the path of surgery. The timeframe isn’t expected to change whether we opt for surgery or a standard rest and rehabilitation. 
“He’s the ultimate professional so he’ll get stuck into his rehab and we look forward to having him back on field in the second half of the year.” 

Forward Daniel Lloyd was subbed out of Sunday’s game in the first quarter following a courageous collision with teammate Jake Riccardi. 

Initial assessment suspected a broken forearm with x-rays confirming the fracture. Surgery will be required with Lloyd set to miss 8-10 weeks. 

“Daniel has seen a specialist this week and underwent surgery today and at this stage it looks like he'll be an 8–10-week timeframe for return to play,” Rahme said. 
Jacob Hopper has also been ruled out of this week’s match with an ongoing knee complaint. 
Hopper had post-season knee surgery which has affected his preparations for the season with the club opting to manage the midfield bull for last week’s match. 
“Jacob’s knee has continued to cause him some discomfort and pain,” Rahme said. 

“Given where we’re at in the season, we want to make sure he’s comfortable and confident in his knee so he can return to the field and performing to the high level we know he can. 
“We’ll consult further with some specialists this week and meanwhile Jacob will continue to put the work in off the training track to ensure when his knee is ready that he can get back out there as soon as possible.” 
Meanwhile, draftee Josh Fahey suffered a minor shoulder injury at training last week.  
“Josh suffered a partial dislocation of his shoulder in a drill, however scans were positive and he didn’t sustain any major damage,” Rahme said. 

“He’ll be non-contact for two weeks before we get him back into full training and games.”   

The GIANTS face off against the Gold Coast Suns in round three this Saturday at GIANTS Stadium at 4:35pm with tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Injury List - March 29 

Jacob Hopper 



Josh Fahey 



Conor Stone  


3-5 weeks  

Zach Sproule  


5 weeks  

Brent Daniels  


5-7 weeks  

Daniel Lloyd 


8-10 weeks 

Phil Davis 


2-3 months 

Jack Buckley  


3-4 months