The Sharks have suffered another major injury blow, with star halfback Shaun Johnson likely to be sidelined with a suspected syndesmosis injury.
The 28-year-old is believed to have sustained the injury during his side’s big loss to the ladder-leading Storm on Saturday, reportedly continuing to play despite being hampered by the ailment.
Sharks coach John Morris said the severity of the injury is unknown.
“Shaun is in a moon boot for a suspected syndesmosis injury and will have scans to confirm extent of injury,” Morris told The Daily Telegraph.
Johnson will likely join fellow Sharks stars Josh Dugan, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen, Matt Moylan and Josh Morris on the injury list.
The Sharks, currently ninth on the ladder, will be looking to avoid a fifth straight loss when they travel to Wellington to face the 12th-placed Warriors on Friday night.