The 22-year old suffered a syndesmosis ankle injury during the club’s quarter-final loss at the NRL Nines on Saturday against the Gold Coast Titans.
He suffered the injury after a Gold Coast tackler awkwardly landed on his ankle during play.
With Paseka set to miss the next eight weeks, the Sea Eagles will also be without Tongan prop Addin Fonua-Blake until Round 4 and New South Wales representative lock Jake Trbojevic until Round 3 due to injuries.
Taniela Paseka is out til Rd4 (8 weeks) after requiring surgery on a syndesmosis injury (via @BulldogRitchie). Can see tackler land on ankle below; typical high ankle sprain mechanism. Manly also without Jake Trbojevic (Rd3) & Addin Fonua Blake (Rd4) to start the season pic.twitter.com/19xoUvnwPV
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) February 17, 2020