NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13: Aidan Guerra of the Newcastle Knights in action during the round five NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Newcastle’s Aidan Guerra had surgery to repair an injured ankle following a dislocation and fracture suffered during the Knights’ loss to Manly.

The timeline for Guerra’s return is not yet known but Newcastle’s Head of Physical Performance Balin Cupples spoke about the condition of the 31-year-old.

“He’s got a dislocated fracture of his ankle,” Head of Physical Performance, Balin Cupples told the club’s website.

“He’s going in for surgery (on Monday) afternoon. We will have some more details on return to play after this afternoon.

“The main thing is the Club is fully supporting Aidan and his family.”

In better news for the Knights, both Sione Mata’utia and Mitchell Pearce look set to be available for this week’s game against Gold Coast.

“Sione suffered a traction injury of his brachial plexus,” Cupples explained.

“It’s a neural burner injury. He’s been making steady process.

“If things go well over the next few days, we may see him this weekend. If not, it’ll be shortly after.”

Pearce suffered a head knock against Manly and missed the end of the game, but looks set to play on Sunday.

“Mitch failed his HIA on game night and did not return to the game,” Cupples said.

“He’ll be on a graded return… he should be available come the weekend.”

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  1. Is newcastles HPP basically saying all sione has is a burner ? . So he didn’t play last week or potentially this week for a burner .

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