The nib Newcastle Knights can confirm backrower Mitch Barnett is set to be sideline for three months, following surgery.
Barnett picked up a nerve injury in his neck during the Club’s Round 2 win over Wests Tigers.
Inside the home gym of Hymel Hunt
The 25-year-old’s operation was a success, with the two-time Danny Buderus medal winner now committed to completing his rehab program.
Given the current situation of the NRL being suspended indefinitely, Barnett is expected to be available for selection once the competition resumes.