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Injury Update: Round 4

The nib Newcastle Knights squad has been assessed following our Round 4 clash with the Dragons.

Scans have confirmed Mitchell Pearce has sustained a ruptured pectoral injury. The incident came midway through the first half and occurred on the opposite pec to a similar injury Pearce suffered in 2018. 

While an exact return-to-play date is yet to be set, Pearce will require surgery and is facing 10-12 weeks on the sidelines.

Scans have also confirmed fullback Tex Hoy has picked up a hamstring strain.

Hoy has already commenced his rehabilitation process and will likely be out for 2-4 weeks.

Kurt Mann was another player to leave the field early in the second half for a Head Injury Assessment.

Mann failed his HIA and will be unavailable for our clash with the Gold Coast this week, as per NRL protocols.

Meanwhile, centre Dominic Young was a notable omission from the second half of our 40-6 win in the NSW Cup.

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Young left the park clutching at his left knee late in the opening 40 minutes and will be unavailable for selection this week.

Young will await the opinion of specialists before setting a return-to-play timeline.