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Maxigesic Recovery Report: Johnson sidelined

One New Zealand Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson has been sidelined for four to six weeks with an ongoing Achilles tendon complaint medically referred to as chronic Achilles tendinopathy.

Head coach Andrew Webster made the announcement at a media session on Tuesday before the team was named for this Saturday’s 17th-round encounter with the Brisbane Broncos at Go Media Stadium.

“Shaun is going to be out for at least four weeks,” he said.

“It’s all around the Achilles. Shaun rehabbed it and felt amazing but he hasn’t come back the way he wanted. You could see he couldn’t do what he needed to do so he’ll be out for four weeks at least.

“We’re going to make sure that when we get good signs that he can train with the team and he’s doing well then we’ll bring him back but he’s just not physically there (at the moment).

“We’ve made a decision, we’re all on board and we’re going to give him what the right amount of time is to get him back in shape.

“From day one this season he has tried to train with the team but things just haven’t gone his way. He had a bad ankle injury in preseason and hardly got in any reps. It’s like every time he looks like getting back something has happened.”

Centre Rocco Berry, forced off the field with a shoulder injury in the match against Melbourne, is out indefinitely.

Ali Leiataua, Paul Roache and Zyon Maiu’u are all set to return from ankle injuries in the coming weeks.


Rocco Berry Shoulder Indefinite
Shaun Johnson Achilles 4-6 weeks
Ali Leiataua Ankle Rd 18
Luke Metcalf Leg Late season
Paul Roache Ankle Rd 20
Zyon Maiu'u Ankle Rd 21



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