Vodafone Warriors halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita is scheduled to have surgery on a foot injury today which is likely to keep him sidelined for up to 12 weeks.
The 22-year-old had scans yesterday which revealed he picked up a stress fracture in a metatarsal in his left foot in Friday night's 16-20 loss to Newcastle in Gosford.
It's expected it will take up to 12 weeks before he's available to play again.
Harris-Tavita joins new centre Euan Aitken on the casualty list; Aitken is out for 8-10 weeks after having surgery following a high ankle sprain in his left leg while making his club debut in the Vodafone Warriors’ season-opening 19-6 win over Gold Coast.
Also missing the team’s next three matches against Canberra, the Sydney Roosters and Manly Warringah is starting prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown. He took an early guilty pleas on a grade two crusher tackle charge from the clash against the Knights.