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Giants' Mumford cleared of serious injury

AAP logoAAP 26/07/2016

Shane Mumford has avoided serious injury and is set to face Richmond in a major boost to Greater Western Sydney's hopes of securing a maiden AFL finals berth.

Mumford hurt his knee in round 18 when he landed awkwardly in a marking contest during the Giants' win over Port Adelaide.

The club revealed on Tuesday that scans had cleared Mumford of any structural damage.

GWS expect he will be fit for Saturday's clash with the Tigers in Canberra.

The ruckman is one of the club's most-important players.

He missed the second half of the 2015 season through injury, coinciding with a slump that resulted in the Giants crashing out of finals contention.

The expansion side are second on the ladder and will go a long way to sealing their spot in the finals with a win this weekend over Richmond.

GWS coach Leon Cameron is unlikely to make many changes after an impressive 19-point win over Port in Adelaide.

But veteran midfielder Ryan Griffen will soon demand a recall.

Former Western Bulldogs captain Griffen faces a fitness test this week, having overcome the worst of a hamstring injury that has kept him on the sidelines this month.

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