However, tests cleared the veteran of any serious injury in a sigh of relief for the Sharks camp.
He is expected to be available for Round 1 of the NRL season.
“It was more a precautionary measure,” media spokesman Rob Willis told The Daily Telegraph.
“He got a heavy knock to the neck/shoulder area. They were just very cautious and didn’t want to take any risks.”
The injury-prone 30-year old is in the final year of a lucrative contract he signed with Cronulla ahead of the 2018 season.
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) February 5, 2021