WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Jordan Pereira of the Dragons is tackled during the NRL trail match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights at WIN Stadium on February 23, 2019 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra winger Jordan Pereira has been taken to hospital following a nasty incident in a Canterbury Cup game against Newtown on Saturday.

Early in the first half, Pereira scored a try in the corner, but found himself in an awkward position as he touched the ball down, which led him to landing on his neck.

Pereira lay still on the floor after the incident, and needed to be stretchered off the field.

The Dragons released the following statement on Twitter on Saturday.