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Watson awaits verdict on knee injury

Connor Watson is battling an MCL injury to his right knee.

The Newcastle Knights fullback dived for a try when he came in contact with a Panthers defender in Saturday’s match.

“Just when I dived to put the ball down, Dylan Edwards came across to stop it and landed on my knee,” he explained.

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Luckily, he was able to play on.

“I felt it, it was a bit sore and got it strapped up,” Watson said.

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“Once I got it strapped the pain wasn’t too bad; I think the adrenaline helped.

“The positive sign is that I got through the game so hopefully it’s not too bad.”

He’s now awaiting the results of an MRI scan.

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“Not sure how bad it is,” Watson added.

“Just waiting to find out the results from the scan.”

In the meantime, he’s got it strapped up.

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“It’s a precautionary thing to keep it still and safe,” he said.

“You do a little bit of damage to your knee and you always chuck one of these things on.

“It does look like it’s a serious injury but a lot of the time it’s not.”