South Sydney will be without halfback Adam Reynolds for the next month due to a knee injury.
The No. 7 injured the knee during the Rabbitohs’ Round 1 loss to the Warriors in Perth.
“I didn’t realise it was as serious as it was,” teammate Dane Gagai said. “He toughed it out.
“He pushed through the game and thought he did a great job.
“It’s disappointing but we have to push forward. Whoever plays that role will do a good job.”
While only minor, the injury requires surgery to clean out the knee and will see Reynolds sidelined until Round 5.
The Rabbitohs will name their Round 2 team this afternoon, with youngster Adam Doueihi expected to be named as his replacement.