New GWS recruit Brett Deledio has been struck down by a calf niggle that will see him miss the first couple games of the JLT Community Series.
The injury to the former Richmond gun has been played down by Giants staff, who claim his 2017 is still on track.
“We’ll be taking a conservative approach to managing Brett’s calf to maximise his availability during the season,” said Head of Athletic Performance David Joyce.
“He’s a competitor and we couldn’t be happier with how Brett has performed since arriving at the club in November.
“Brett will maintain his strength program but will have his running loads reduced in the short term as we look to build up his training again over the next three weeks. We expect him to play a role in the later stages of the JLT Community Series."