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Giants ruckman suffers injury setback after "outstanding pre-season"


GWS ruckman Braydon Preuss has suffered a shoulder injury at training, with the club in the process of determining the severity.

The 25-year-old made the move from Melbourne to the Giants in the trade period and was seemingly set to break out and take the starting ruck job from veteran Shane Mumford and the retired Sam Jacobs.

Giants coach Leon Cameron was full of praise for Preuss’ pre-season efforts, but revealed the recent shoulder setback.

“The good news is he’s had a wonderful pre-season, an outstanding pre-season and he’s made a massive impact and we probably underestimated even when we took him, he’s 208cm, 112kg and has just gone about it in a wonderful way and the way you want your ruckmen to go about it,” Cameron told SEN Breakfast.

“He and Matthew Flynn have a really good ding-dong battle.

“Unfortunately, on Monday he’s just hurt his shoulder a little bit.

“So he’s seeing the specialist today and hopefully it’s not too bad, but we’re going to know more later this afternoon.

“Hopefully it’s not too bad and it’s only a couple of weeks, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Veteran ruckman Shane Mumford remains on GWS’ list as a rookie and could now be called up for some early season work.

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