Sam Burgess is out indefinitely following complications that have risen from his latest shoulder surgery.
The Rabbitohs star forward has had a drip inserted into his heart to control an infection that is suspected to be a result of his two previous shoulder reconstructions.
In June, South Sydney captain Sam Burgess underwent surgery for a shoulder injury he had been carrying from earlier this season. Burgess has had previous surgeries on his shoulder back in 2010 and 2011.
During his most recent surgery, doctors discovered an infection that they believe to have been there from one of Burgess’ previous surgeries.
As a result, a drip has been inserted in an attempt to control the infection. Burgess is also required to make daily hospital visits in order for doctors to monitor his recovery and tend to the drip.
Burgess was hoping to return this weekend for his side’s clash against the Cowboys, but due to this unforeseen issue, the Bunnies forward now hopes to recover and be fit to return in round 19.