Star Warriors recruit Addin Fonua-Blake could be sidelined for two months after suffering a knee injury on Sunday night against the Roosters.
Fonua-Blake hobbled off the field just 10 minutes into the game with the injury, which the club has now discovered is worse than originally thought.
Coach Nathan Brown said the best-case scenario would see Fonua-Blake sidelined for six to eight weeks.
Addin Fonua-Blake will be sitting on the sidelines for a big portion of the 2021 season.Credit:Getty
Fonua-Blake is the latest in a long line of injury blows for the club this year. The Warriors will be without Peta Hiku until about round seven after the veteran picked up a knee injury against the Raiders in round three.
Euan Aitken also has been ruled out for up to four months with an ankle injury suffered in round one, while halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita is out for up to three months with a stress fracture in his foot.
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown is still suspended after being banned for a crusher tackle in round two.
The Warriors are not the only club facing a significant injury toll early in the season with the Roosters, Sharks and Raiders facing similar woes.
Knights coach Adam O’Brien said he would struggle to put a roster together this week following a disastrous round-four clash against the Dragons on Sunday, which Tex Hoy, Mitchell Pearce and Kurt Mann failed to finish.
Dragons captain Ben Hunt, who played 71 minutes with a broken leg in round three, has slammed the NRL in recent days, believing the rule changes have played a major part in the injury onslaught.
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