Newcastle Knights forward Robbie Rochow requires surgery to reattach his pectoral tendon following Sunday’s match against the Melbourne Storm.
Rochow saw a specialist in Sydney on Monday afternoon after scans revealed a tendon injury on Monday morning.
Rochow is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday, which is expected to sideline him for four months.
In other injury news, Sione Mata’utia suffered a broken jaw in Sunday’s loss. The injury is expected to keep Mata'utia out for four weeks.
In good news, Dane Gagai is likely to return after missing Sunday’s match due to quad soreness, while Jarrod Mullen got through the game well after returning from a long-term hamstring injury.