However, they are not alone in their recovery journeys—several other players are also on the mend, dealing with injuries that have sidelined them from the action.

Broncos prop Payne Haas

  • Injury: Knee complaint requiring minor surgery.
  • Timeline for Return: 4-6 weeks.

Broncos prop Payne Haas has been ruled out of the highly anticipated Thursday night match against the Panthers due to a troubling knee complaint. Despite being named in the lineup as recently as Tuesday, the club disclosed on Wednesday that a last-minute adjustment was necessary.

Fletcher Baker has been elevated to the starting side in Haas's absence, while Xavier Willison is set to bolster the bench, stepping in to fill the gap left by Haas's sidelined status.

Knights winger Greg Marzhew

  • Injury: Wrist injury requiring surgery, diagnosed with a fractured scaphoid.
  • Timeline for Return: 4-6 weeks.

The injury occurred during the golden point loss to the Cowboys last week.

North Queensland back-rower Heilum Luki

  • Injury: Ankle injury requiring surgery.
  • Timeline for Return: 6-8 weeks.

Continues a frustrating run with injuries for the Samoa international.

Storm Star five-eighth Cameron Munster

  • Injury: Groin injury.
  • Timeline for Return: His scheduled return to action after the team's bye in Round 4, when they face the Broncos.

Currently sidelined, contributing to the Storm's list of injuries.

Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona

  • Injury: Hamstring injury.
  • Timeline for Return: This weekend, he might have the opportunity to play for a Storm feeder squad in preparation for the Round 5 comeback. 

The Storm keenly awaits his return.

Raiders captain Elliott Whitehead

  • Injury: Overcame a calf injury.
  • Timeline for Return: Set for his first NRL action of the year against the Warriors in Christchurch.

Joins the 17 along with Jordan Rapana.

Wests Tigers back Justin Olam

  • Injury: Pre-season knee issue.
  • Timeline for Return: Making his first outing for the Wests Tigers in Round 3.

His return bolsters the team after several losses due to injuries.

Titans prop Braden Hamlin-Uele

  • Injury: A knee injury.
  • Timeline for Return: Currently sidelined, with no specific return timeline provided.

Bulldogs flyer Josh Addo-Carr

  • Injury: Shoulder injury.
  • Timeline for Return: Remains sidelined by a shoulder injury without a specific timeline for return.

Missed the Round 3 meeting with the Titans.

Panthers prop James Fisher-Harris

  • Injury: Shoulder injury with no structural damage found on scans.
  • Timeline for Return: Assessed on a week-to-week basis.

Cleared of serious injury and missed the grand final rematch with the Broncos.

Warriors forward Marata Niukore

  • Injury: Minor foot fracture.
  • Timeline for Return: Nearing a return to team training.

Expected to boost the Warriors' lineup upon return.

Warriors fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad

  • Injury: Progressing in the final stage of high-intensity running, eyeing a return.
  • Timeline for Return: Within the next fortnight.

The team and fans alike eagerly anticipate his return.

Broncos captain Adam Reynolds

  • Injury: Aggravated a knee injury suffered in Round 1.
  • Timeline for Return: Out for an indefinite period.

This is a significant loss for the Broncos, as Reynolds is an integral part of the team.

Additional players like Sua Fa'alogo, Jordan Rapana, Seb Kris, Star To'a, Royce Hunt, Poasa Faa'mausili, Christian Welch, Jacob Liddle, Bailey Simonsson, and Luke Keary were mentioned with various injuries or return statuses, ranging from concussion protocols to muscle and joint injuries, significantly impacting team compositions and strategies ahead of upcoming matches.

These developments significantly impact NRL betting odds, as punters and fans closely monitor the situation. With key players sidelined, predicting match outcomes becomes more challenging, adding an extra layer of excitement for those engaged in sports betting.