GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Brad Takairangi of the Eels looks on during the round three NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels at Cbus Super Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have beating rivals the Penrith Panthers but the win was soured after makeshift five-eighth Brad Takairangi was forced from the field with a knee injury.

Takairangi wasn't able to return to the game and early indications suggest he might have done his PCL.

Takaraingi will go for scans to confirm the damage but if the PCL injury is confirmed, he could be looking at up to eight weeks on the sidelines.

With the Eels already missing fullback Bevan French, an injury to Takairangi would stretch them even further.

Clint Gutherson has been covering at fullback for the injured French but he could return to five-eighth with Josh Hoffman moving to fullback. Alternatively, Jamal Fogarty could be given the nod to don the No.6 jersey.

The Eels next match is against the North Queensland Cowboys next Saturday at 1300SMILES Stadium.

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