Vodafone Warriors forward Ben Murdoch-Masila is due to have surgery today after dislocating his left elbow in last Sunday’s clash against Cronulla Sutherland.
The Mate Ma’a Tonga international was in excruciating pain after having his arm jammed in a tackle on Sharks fullback Will Kennedy 20 minutes into the match.
He is expected to be out of action for eight weeks.
He has had a wretched run over the last two seasons.
A Lisfranc injury ended his 2021 campaign early and hampered his preseason as he recovered; he then missed another three games earlier this season after having his ankle injured in a hip-drop tackle which resulted in a suspension for Brisbane's Thomas Flegler.
While Murdoch-Masila has been added to the injury list, fellow big forward Addin Fonua-Blake (foot) has come off it this week as he eyes the chance of a comeback from a three-game layoff for this week’s clash against Penrith.
Second rower Euan Aitken (concussion) is unavailable this week.
|Euan Aitken||Concussion||Round 16|
|Ben Murdoch-Masila||Elbow||Round 22-23|
|Viliami Vailea||Jaw||Round 18|