Antonio Winterstein

Antonio Winterstein

Rookies Zac Santo or Curtis Rona could be in line for an NRL debut as the Cowboys prepare to be without Antonio Winterstein for Friday night’s showdown with Manly.

Winterstein had scans on his hamstring in Sydney yesterday morning after pulling up lame late in Saturday’s 16-4 loss to the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.

Cowboys high performance manager Paul Bowman said last night that it was still unclear how long he would be sidelined, but conceded the winger would definitely not play this week.

“We’ll see how it responds later in the week, but (he is) definitely out this Friday,” he said.

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