SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Connor Watson of the Knights receives treatment during the round three NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Newcastle Knights at Allianz Stadium on March 25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

There is some good news for the Newcastle Knights with Connor Watson expected to only miss around six weeks of football due to his shoulder injury.

Watson dislocated the shoulder in Sunday’s match at Allianz Stadium against the Sydney Roosters.

Initially, there were concerns that Watson would require surgery which would have required three to five months of recovery.

Scans have since revealed Watson has a capsular injury to his left shoulder.

The club’s medical staff has consulted with an orthopaedic surgeon and believe managing his shoulder conservatively is his best option.

Watson will now undergo an intensive rehabilitation program.

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