GWS star ruled out ahead of local derby against the Swans

ALEX HEINKE reports.

Greater Western Sydney have been dealt a big blow in the lead-up to their must-win AFL derby against Buddy Franklin’s Sydney Swans.

GWS captain Phil Davis has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury.


The key defender Davis strained his hamstring in the second quarter of the away loss to Port Adelaide last Sunday.

He becomes the third Giants star to be ruled out for the season following ruckman Shane Mumford and key back Tim Mohr, with star outside midfielder Dylan Shiel also unlikely to play again this year.

The Swans are 5th on the ladder with GWS down at 10th.