GREATER Western Sydney forward Lachie Tiziani will miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the NEAFL.
Tiziani was stretchered off the field during the third quarter of the Giants’ 21-point loss to Gold Coast last Saturday, and scans revealed the worst possible news.
Taken with pick 54 at the 2016 National Draft, Tiziani kicked three goals for GWS in the second term of the round two match in Mackay before he twisted awkwardly in a tackle.
Greater Western Sydney head of athletic performance David Joyce said the injury was an unfortunate setback.
“This is really sad news for Lachie who had been putting together some impressive form in the NEAFL,” said Joyce.
“He’ll have surgery tomorrow and then we’ll sit down and map out a rehab plan for the coming months with him.”
“Lachie knows he has the full support of everyone at the Giants to get him back out on the field, and we’re sure there are bigger and better things to come for him.”
Tiziani is the second Giant to be ruled out for the year after Will Setterfield ruptured his ACL in a scratch match against Sydney in February.