Matthew de Boer

Signs one-year extension
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
June 12, 2021
De Boer signed a one-year contract extension with the Giants on Sunday.
De Boer is set to make his return from a hamstring injury in Round 13 versus the Kangaroos. His new contract will ensure the 31-year-old is with the Giants through the 2022 season.
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Slated to play
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
June 8, 2021
De Boer has been declared available for selection ahead of Round 13 against North Melbourne after overcoming a high-grade hamstring injury.
De Boer has been out as long as Phil Davis and both should be making their return against the Kangaroos. It may take some time for de Boer to get up to speed, though his value may not be the highest with a season-best 20 disposals and six tackles made in Round 2.
To miss 10 weeks
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
April 6, 2021
De Boer is expected to miss the next 10 weeks after tearing a tendon in his hamstring, according to Head of Medical Cullan Ball.
De Boer was initially suspected to have just pulled his hamstring, but scans revealed more serious damage that will likely keep him out until June. He fortunately doesn't need surgery, but soft tissue injuries still take time to manage properly.
Pulls hamstring in Round 3
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
April 4, 2021
De Boer injured his hamstring during Sunday's Round 3 loss to Melbourne, according to
De Boer has missed time in the past with soft tissue injuries, and this one could put him out for multiple weeks at the worst. Give him time to get back into shape, as he logged a solid 20 disposals, four marks and six tackles in Round 2. If he can improve those numbers when next healthy, de Boer could be a useful piece from the Giants.
Replaced late Friday
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
September 18, 2020
De Boer was a late out for the Giants on Friday.
Per the AFL's official site, de Boer's late departure from the lineup came courtesy of a back injury. The team wound up losing the contest, ending the Giants 2020 campaign.
Elite stopping power in victory
MGreater Western Sydney Giants
August 29, 2020
De Boer finished with 14 disposals (five kicks, nine handballs) and five tackles in Saturday's 91-53 victory over the Dockers.
De Boer was tasked with shutting down Nat Fyfe and did an excellent job throughout the match. He limited the Dockers superstar to just 11 disposals, also keeping him scoreless. The Giants were tremendous all over the park and certainly looked as though they are ready to make a charge at this year's flag.