AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 14: Shaun Johnson of the Warriors reacts after picking up an injury during the round 19 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Penrith Panthers at Mt Smart Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Shaun Johnson injured as Warriors lose to Panthers

Shaun Johnson has suffered a potentially season ending knee injury in the Warriors loss to the Panthers in Manu Vatuvei’s farewell match.

Johnson’s knee looked to buckled in the 61st minute before he went to ground. Johnson had to then be helped from the field, replaced by Ata Hingano.

The extent of the injury is currently unknown but fears of ACL injury were top of mind but our resident injury guru has suggested that the cause of the injury doesn’t seem likely to be an ACL.

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney said post game though that the injury didn’t look very good and that it could potentially be serious.

Johnson will now go for scans but it seems likely he’ll be sidelined for a few weeks at least.

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The Warriors are currently sitting 10th on the NRL ladder but will likely need to win at least five of their remaining six games to have any hope of a Top 8 finish.


  1. although there seasons already over after that loss its the only reason they did lose to a hapless pantheers goodbye warriors

  2. Traveller you really have it in for the Panthers almost every single comment you have to say about Panthers is a negative one…. yes Panthers have been disappointing but last night they were far from hapless!! The only reason Warriors for back in that game was wen CHN was sinned binned for 10 once they were back to 13 they ran riot once again…. with an inspired performance by Cleary so I have no idea wat game u were watching….

  3. James Graham too – Great leader on and off the field. And can they make the field harder and faster. It looks so wet compared to eden park

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