Harry Perryman ruled out of round 2 amid Giants injury battle

GWS coach Adam Kingsley says important midfielder Harry Perryman will miss at least one week with a hamstring injury, joining two concussed stars on the sidelines.

Perryman was substituted early in the first quarter of the Giants’ stirring win over Adelaide, with the 24-year-old forced to look on alongside important duo Josh Kelly and Lachie Whitfield after the pair entered concussion protocols.

Kingsley said he expected the latter pair to be available for the Giants’ round 3 clash against Carlton.

The trio cover spades of territory for the Giants, with hard runners Cooper Hamilton and Ryan Angwin likely to enter the selection equation for round 2, along with halfback Josh Fahey, who is yet to debut.

“Whitfield and Kelly are ruled out with concussion, so that’s the 12-day protocols – they’ll be available the day before round 3, so I’ll expect to have them back for the Carlton game,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“Perryman will have a scan later (on Monday) with his hamstring … I don’t think it’s too severe but I don’t know. He won’t play next week – I’m not sure when he’ll be back.”

Late withdrawal Leek Aleer (quad strain) “may be available” next week after the minor setback, Kingsley said.

He praised the performance of Jacob Wehr, who returned to the ground after being sent for a head impact assessment following a brutal bump from Shane McAdam that is set to land the Crows forward in hot water with the MRO.

The 24-year-old, who played 11 games across halfback last year, impressed in a new role on the wing as he continued on to help the Giants to their 16-point victory.

“I’ve been super impressed with Jacob, to be quite fair I didn’t know a lot about him coming up here,” Kingsley said.

“I think he was the last pick in the draft three years ago, played wing and halfback and is a beautiful left-footer, uses the ball really well, runs really well and puts his head over the ball when he needs to.