Broncos captain Alex Glenn had surgery on a leg laceration on Friday as the club contends with a back-row shortage ahead of next week's clash with the Roosters.
Glenn went to hospital at half-time in the 34-6 loss to the Eels and did not return after suffering the injury late in the half. His likely absence from Thursday night’s match against the premiers at Suncorp Stadium is compounded by the loss of the suspended Tevita Pangai jnr and injured David Fifita.
Glenn, playing his first game this season since being named captain, is believed to have suffered the cut from a boot stud in the first half.
"The laceration was deep and as such, best practice to avoid the risk of infection is to clean the wound in the hospital," Broncos head of performance Paul Devlin said. "This was carried out this morning and he will now wait for it to heal before returning to training and playing."
The Broncos did welcome Matt Lodge back from a torn ACL against the Eels but may have to play one of their regular middle forwards in the back row against the Roosters alongside rookie Jamil Hopoate. Towering forward Rhys Kennedy is likely to come onto the bench.
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David Fifita could miss five to six rounds after undergoing knee surgery to repair his lateral meniscus.
- Alex Glenn (leg cut, TBC)
- David Fifita (knee, June-July)
- Tevita Pangai jnr (suspension, round six)
- Jordan Kahu (shoulder, mid-season)
- Sean O'Sullivan (knee, mid-season)
- Keenan Palasia (knee, late season)
- Jack Bird (ACL, season)
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Winger Bailey Simonsson is a late withdrawal from the clash against Melbourne with a minor leg infection.
- Siliva Havili (hamstring, round three)
- John Bateman (shoulder, round three)
- Hudson Young (suspension, round six)
- Sebastian Kris (extended sick leave)
- Bailey Simonsson (leg, round four)
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Marcelo Montoya suffered a hamstring injury at training and is set to miss 8-12 weeks.
The setback acts as a double blow for the Bulldogs after Joe Stimson was ruled out for 5-6 months following shoulder surgery.
Veteran playmaker Kieran Foran (shoulder) is hopeful of being available when the competition resumes.
- Kerrod Holland (knee, round three)
- Marcelo Montoya (hamstring, round 9-11)
- Kieran Foran (shoulder, round 3-4)
- Chris Smith (knee, June)
- Joe Stimson (shoulder, season)
Andrew Fifita was a late withdrawal from the Tigers clash with a calf injury but Briton Nikora, Josh Dugan and Matt Moylan are all back on deck.
- Wade Graham (foot, round three)
- Briton Nikora (shoulder, round three)
- Andrew Fifita (calf, round four)
- Josh Dugan (knee, round three)
- Chad Townsend (thumb, round three)
- Bronson Xerri (stood down)
- Matt Moylan (calf, round three)
- Cameron King (ACL, season)
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AJ Brimson could miss another three months on the sidelines after scans revealed the talented youngster had a broken back following issues with stress fractures only weeks earlier.
- Anthony Don (knee, round four)
- Tyrone Roberts (ankle, round four)
- Beau Fermor (knee, mid-season)
- AJ Brimson (back, indefinite)
- Ryan James (knee, season)
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- Taniela Paseka (ankle, round three)
- Albert Hopoate (knee, June)
- Jack Gosiewski (back disc infection, June)
- Manase Fainu (stood down/shoulder)
Storm forward Tui Kamikamica has been nursing a back issue since the squad returned to training and will miss the Raiders game. Nelson Asofa-Solomona is expected to overcome a hamstring issue in time to face Canberra.
- Tui Kamikamica (back, round four)
- Nelson Asofa-Solomona (hamstring, round three)
- Brandon Smith (facial fracture, round three)
- Sandor Earl (hamstring, round four)
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Second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon was ruled out of Sunday's clash with Penrith due to a hamstring injury.
Knights forward Mitch Barnett remains sidelined until at least July following neck surgery. Barnett picked up a nerve complaint in his neck during the round-two win over Wests Tigers and faced three months on the sidelines from April.
- Lachlan Fitzgibbon (hamstring, round four)
- Herman Ese'ese (ankle, round three)
- Sione Mata'utia (knee, round three)
- Phoenix Crossland (groin, round three)
- Bradman Best (fractured foot, round three)
- Kalyn Ponga (suspension, round four)
- Mitch Barnett (shoulder, July)
- Jayden Brailey (knee, season)
Gavin Cooper missed the win over Gold Coast with a calf strain. Five-eighth Michael Morgan underwent shoulder surgery in April while the season was shut down and is likely to miss at least the opening three weeks of the resuming competition.
- Michael Morgan (shoulder, round seven)
- Gavin Cooper (calf strain, round four)
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- Nathan Brown (suspension, round five)
Off-season recruit Kurt Capewell is likely to make his Panthers debut when the season resumes after struggling with a quadriceps strain.
- Dylan Edwards (ankle, round three)
- Kurt Capewell (quad strain, round three)
- Spencer Leniu (knee, round three)
- Jack Hetherington (suspension, round four)
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- Patrick Mago (pectoral, June-July)
- Jack de Belin (stood down)
- Boyd Cordner (rested, round three)
- Sitili Tupouniua (knee, indefinite)
- Billy Smith (knee, season)
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Lachlan Burr missed Saturday's clash with the Dragons after suffering a head knock at training. The Warriors were earlier dealt a triple blow with prop Leeson Ah Mau, playmaker Adam Keighran and utility forward Jazz Tevaga sidelined with long-term injuries.
- Lachlan Burr (head knock, round four)
- Nathaniel Roache (knee, July)
- Jazz Tevaga (knee, indefinite)
- Leeson Ah Mau (pectoral, season)
- Adam Keighran (knee, July-August)
- Taane Milne (knee, season)
- Jackson Frei (knee, season)
- Bunty Afoa (knee, season)
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- Moses Mbye (knee, round three)
- Thomas Mikaele (knee, round three)
- Luke Brooks (calf, round three)
- Jacob Liddle (knee, indefinite)
- Russell Packer (foot, indefinite)