Already without a host of players, the news for the Parramatta Eels doesn't get any better after last night's win against the Warriors with three players failing to finish the game.
Hooker Kaysa Pritchard was an early casualty after being knocked out in the 9th minute. Pritchard left the field for an HIA and did not return. He'll now need to undergo concussion protocols and his status for next week is unknown.
Bench forward David Gower was forced from the field after suffering a dislocated finger in the second half.
Kirisome Auva'a was another injured late in the game but he managed to play on.
Josh Hoffman looks like the biggest casualty though with the Parramatta centre also forced from the field in the 30th minute with a likely medial ligament knee injury.
"'Hoffy is going to be missing some football – he'll need to get some scans," Eels coach Brad Arthur confirmed.
EELS CASUALTIES -
> Hoffman- medial ligament
> Gower- broken hand
> Pritchard- concussion
> Auva'a- knee@FOXSportsNews #NRLEelsWarriors
— Zac Bailey (@ZacBaileyFOX) June 2, 2017
The silver lining of Hoffman's injury is that Corey Norman looks set to return next week and this will save Arthur a selection headache with him needing to find room to fit Norman, Mitchell Moses and the versatile Clinton Gutherson into the side.
It's likely Gutherson will slot into the backline at centre to replace Hoffman, with Kirisome Auva'a (if fit) moving to the wing.
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