Concussed Davis out of Giants' Roos clash

Emma Kemp
Phil Davis is the latest GWS star player unavailable due to injury

Greater Western Sydney's injury woes have worsened with concussed co-captain Phil Davis ruled out of Saturday's AFL clash with North Melbourne.

Davis was collected by an errant elbow from West Coast's Jack Darling last weekend and Giants coach Leon Cameron confirmed the nasty hit would stop him travelling to Tasmania this weekend.

"Better but he's not going to play this weekend," Cameron said.

"It was a really big hit as everyone at the game would have seen.

"He still had some headaches on Sunday and Monday, minor yesterday, but with the concussion protocol obviously if you get to Wednesday and still have some symptoms it probably rules you out for the game."

Cameron said Davis would be ready for the home game against Essendon on May 26, with Tim Mohr to cover his absence against the Roos.

The unavailability of key defender Davis is another big blow for a side in the throes of a form slump and missing several stars.

Midfield gun Josh Kelly is, yet again, ruled out with a worryingly persistent groin injury while injury-plagued Toby Greene is still weeks away and utility Matt de Boer (hamstring) is looking at three rounds.

"Kelly is training today but we've decided to give him an extra week and we expect him to play next week," Cameron said.

"Toby is probably another two or three weeks away in terms of making sure his conditioning is right to absorb AFL footy.

"We don't want to run that risk of having a hamstring or another issue with Toby because then all of a sudden the season starts to get away."

The Giants suffered successive losses for the first time this season after going down by 25 points to West Coast on Saturday, a loss that leaves them outside the top eight.

GWS have won only one of their past four and have averaged just more than 60 points a game across that stretch.

"Unfortunately at this part of the year we've got some injuries we don't want to have," Cameron said.

"But in no way is it an excuse for our past couple of weeks in terms of our performance."