SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons holds his injured shoulder as he walks from the field during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop has dislocated his shoulder during his side’s disastrous 40-4 loss to the Eels on Saturday night.

Widdop suffered the injury in the 27th minute and was clutching his arm in pain after grounding the ball to try to stop a Parramatta try.

The 29-year old had his shoulder put back in place but was forced to sit out the rest of the match and will undergo scans on Sunday to determine the severity of his injury.

The positive news is that he did not require an ambulance but was forced to heavily ice his shoulder.

Fox League’s Lara Pitt revealed that the Dragons’ club doctor was optimistic was nothing serious and would not end Widdop’s season.

The Englishman was confident the injury was nothing serious.

“Yeah, (the shoulder) got back in, like I said we will wait until tomorrow (for scans),” he told Pitt post-match.

“This is a new injury, I will be fine.”


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