Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards dislocated his shoulder after being tackled in the first half of the game at Panthers Stadium.
Edwards has since gone for scans which have revealed the full extent of the injury suffered in the win against the Bulldogs on Friday.
While his shoulder was put back in place shortly afterwards, scans have shown the 22-year-old suffered a labral tear and damage to the ball of the humerus.
Edwards will meet with a specialist next week to determine if surgery is required and how long he will be sidelined.
Edwards’ likely treatment options are:
– damage/instability is too severe & risk of further injury is too high: surgery & 4-6 months recovery
– specialist happy location/severity of damage will enable shoulder to be stable: no surgery, strengthening rehab for 4-6 weeks
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) April 28, 2018