The Knights have suffered a triple injury blow ahead of Saturday's clash with the Cowboys.
Forward Tim Glasby is expected to miss at least one week due to the NRL concussion protocol.
“In terms of the actual head knock over the weekend, it was not of a serious nature, but due to the amount of head knocks Tim’s had over the past few weeks, he’s had two in three games now, as per NRL protocol, he’ll have a stand down period for this week’s game against the Cows,” club head of of physical performance Balin Cupples told newcastleknights.com.au.
“He’ll follow up with a concussion specialist in terms of protocol this week.”
Additionally, youngsters Beau Fermor (ACL) and Phoenix Crossland (foot) will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
“Unfortunately for Beau, it’s probably the worst-case scenario, he’s ruptured his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament),” Cupples said.
In more positive news for the club, James Gavet is expected to return from a hamstring injury to take on North Queensland.
“Jimmy had some hamstring tightness all through last week and got through training fine,” Cupples explained.
“We just thought with the importance of the game we just wanted to have no concerns going into it, hence we gave Jimmy a few extra days to get it right.
“He came through training over the weekend really strongly and he’ll build back into preparation this week.”