Lachie Whitfield will be sidelined as he recovers from a bruised liver.

Whitfield suffered the injury during training on Friday. After complaining of soreness in the region, the 26-year old underwent scans that revealed a bruise to his liver.

GIANTS Chief Medical Officer Bassam Moses said:

“It’s on the lower end of the scale and he’s feeling ok at the moment,” Moses said.

“He hasn’t required hospitalisation but it’s hard to put a timeframe on his recovery at this stage.

“He’ll continue to be monitored closely as the bruising subsides and will be a week-by-week proposition.”

The GIANTS take on the Brisbane Lions in an AAMI Community Series match on March 7 in Canberra.