Vice-captain Stephen Coniglio will have knee surgery on Tuesday with scans revealing the star midfielder has not injured his ACL.

The 25-year-old will have an arthroscope in Melbourne tomorrow to remove some cartilage that was injured in the incident on Sunday, with the procedure to sideline him for approximately eight weeks.

Coniglio met with leading knee surgeon Professor Julian Feller in Melbourne this afternoon with surgery scheduled for Tuesday.

GIANTS General Manager of Football Wayne Campbell said:

“There’s obviously relief Stephen has avoided injury to his ACL and there does still remain a chance he returns to the field this season which is great news.

“He’s an incredibly dedicated and professional player and there’s no doubt he’ll attack his rehab with those same qualities.

“Stephen underwent scans and assessment following last week’s game and in consultation with our medical staff and the player himself, was cleared to play yesterday.

“Yesterday’s scans showed this is an entirely new injury and separate to the incident last week.”

The GIANTS return to GIANTS Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on Collingwood.