Vodafone Warriors loose forward Jazz Tevaga will need surgery after being ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury.
The 108-game veteran will undergo a labral repair of his shoulder next week.
After suffering the injury in Friday night's loss to Melbourne at Mount Smart Stadium, it has been determined surgery is the best option.
While missing the last five games of the Vodafone Warriors' season and Toa Samoa's Rugby League World Cup campaign, Tevaga is expected to be available for the start of the preseason.
While Tevaga is out, utility Chanel Harris-Tavita could be available again as early as next week.
Harris-Tavita was forced off the field with a knee injury 28 minutes into the 20th-round clash against Melbourne.
Scans have confirmed a minor MCL (medial collateral ligament) strain which leaves him in line to be available for either the round 22 Homecoming Series match against Canterbury Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium on August 12 or the away game against North Queensland in Townsville on August 19.
Forward Ben Murdoch-Masila (elbow) is progressing into team skills.
Centre Jesse Arthars (quad strain) is expected to be available for the home encounter with the Bulldogs.
|Jesse Arthars||Quad||Round 22|
|Chanel Harris-Tavita||Knee||Round 22-23|