Newcastle has been dealt a blow, with Mitch Barnett reportedly set to be sidelined for up to eight weeks.
Barnett, who sustained an ankle injury during the side’s clash with the Cowboys will most likely require surgery.
Mitch Barnett a 6 to 8 week injury. Tough luck for player and @NRLKnights
— Barry Toohey (@BarryToohey) April 25, 2017
The club is yet to formally confirm how long he will be out for.
Mitch Barnett R ankle injury, forced plantarflexion (toes pointed) mechanism. Possible posterior impingement, will see how inflamm settles pic.twitter.com/6G1n5IGijC
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) April 23, 2017
He was seen earlier today on crutches and in a moon boot.
Mitch Barnett requires surgery on ankle injury, out 6-8 weeks. By video possible impingement, still chasing up exact injury source pic.twitter.com/68uGvS1o8Z
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) April 25, 2017
More to come.