Better Western Sydney Giants defender Sam Taylor in hospital with joint an infection, Callan Ward, Tim Taranto on monitor for AFL return

“It is a kind of unusual ones. What began out as one thing fairly easy has ended up as one thing that is not nice for Sammy,” Cameron mentioned on Tuesday.

“His well being and wellbeing is on the forefront of our minds to ensure he is OK. Hopefully by Friday he is out of hospital and we’re on prime of that an infection and he can begin that rehab course of again and constructing as much as play once more.

“A secure wager is he is most likely going to overlook a month of footy.”

Cameron mentioned additional investigation of Taylor’s complaints about some joint points led to the invention by medical doctors that “one thing else extra sinister” was happening inside his physique.

“It appears to be like like they’re on prime of the issue however … how he is received that, whether or not it is from a blister or one thing that is simply been brewing away, the lengthy and wanting it’s he is ended up in hospital and he is been there for a couple of days,” he mentioned.


“It is undoubtedly knocked him round somewhat bit and it will take somewhat time frame for him to get again to the place we’d like him to get again to.”

There was higher information for GWS elsewhere on the harm entrance. Skipper Callan Ward can be obtainable for Sunday’s conflict with Port Adelaide, and reigning best-and-fairest Tim Taranto is able to thrust his identify into the choice combine.

Taranto dislocated his shoulder in a pre-season sport in February, however the pause on the AFL season because of COVID-19 has been a blessing in disguise for him. The one query is whether or not the Giants convey him into the group immediately or err on the aspect of warning.

“Tim clearly was going to overlook most likely 15 or 16 video games and he would possibly solely find yourself lacking 5 – 6 due to the suspension of the season,” Cameron mentioned. “It is nice, it is 18 weeks – we thought it would be about four-and-a-half months so he is proper on track to play. The massive query for us is how lengthy will we wait to convey him into AFL senior footy. We all know he is received that operating capacity to adapt immediately, it is simply whether or not he wants one or two video games on the decrease degree simply to prepare.”