GREATER Western Sydney will be without star midfielder Tim Taranto for Saturday's clash against Essendon after suffering a delayed concussion.

Despite training fully throughout the week, Taranto reported symptoms on Friday morning that may be related to a delayed concussion.

He has now been ruled out by the club’s chief medical officer with further assessment and investigations to follow.

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Lachie Ash will come into the Giants' 22, with Xavier O'Halloran added to the emergencies.

The Giants face the Bombers at GIANTS Stadium on Saturday at 2.10pm.