AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 05: Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors is congratulated by teammate Albert Vete after scoring a try during the round one NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Newcastle Knights at Mt Smart Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The New Zealand Warriors are counting the cost of their loss to Manly in Perth, with a number of players now facing long stints on the sidelines due to injuries.

Ryan Hoffman was a late scratching from the match when it was revealed he broken his foot prior to kickoff.

"Ryan Hoffman confirmed a broken metatarsal in his right foot," said Fox Sports commentator Andy Raymond during the match.

"It was a little sore following the captain's run so he had a stretch at the team hotel afterwards and heard a very distinctive snap.

"He had the scans last night and the current return date is five to six weeks."

The Warriors then lost prop Albert Vete to a broken arm in the first half of the match, while backup hooker Nathaniel Roache came off late in the match with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Roache was getting his first start of the season in place of Issac Luke who is currently sidelined after dislocating his shoulder the previous week.

The Warriors currently sitting in 10th position, just four points out of the top 8 but these latest injuries threaten to derail their season.

 

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