Newcastle fullback Connor Watson is battling a knee injury and is in serious doubt for the Knights match against the Raiders in Canberra on Saturday.
Watson injured the knee while diving for a try in the Round 2 match against the Penrith Panthers.
“I felt it, it was a bit sore and got it strapped up. Once I got it strapped the pain wasn’t too bad; I think the adrenaline helped. The positive sign is that I got through the game so hopefully, it’s not too bad.”
Watson is awaiting scans on the knee to determine if he’ll miss the match but according to a report by the Newcastle Herald, he’s next to no chance of playing this week.
It would seem the logical choice to replace him at fullback would be superstar Kalyn Ponga who excelled in the role last year but it’s understood he’ll stay in the halves.