during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

Dragons skipper Gareth Widdop’s season may be over after suffering a shoulder dislocation during his side’s 18-48 win over the Broncos.

It was the same shoulder Widdop dislocated three weeks ago, who was brought into the side with the knowledge that he would need surgery in the off-season.

The playmaker was instrumental in guiding the Dragons to a 34-18 lead, before sustaining the game ending injury early in the second half.

St George Illawarra coach¬†Paul McGregor revealed post-match that it took over half an hour to get the 29-year old’s shoulder back into place and that he was “no chance” of playing next week.

St George’s Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth spoke to the club’s website following the win, and said he’ll have some follow up scans soon, but “more than likely will be going in for surgery as soon as possible.”

Widdop was just one of several casualties for McGregor’s team on the night, with prop¬† James Graham (concussion) and forward Jack de Belin (ankle) leaving the Dragons with one fit player on the bench.

St George Illawarra look to enter Saturday night’s semi final clash with the Rabbitohs without Widdop and possibly de Belin.

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