The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can confirm Adam Elliott will miss the remainder of the 2020 season due to a shoulder injury.
Elliott suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Bulldogs clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs following a tackle on Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess.
The lock forward was sent for scans at the start of the week with results confirming the 25-year old will require a shoulder reconstruction to repair the damage.
He will undergo surgery next week with a rehabilitation period of five to six months.
Elliott succumbs to shoulder injury
In other injury news, Will Hopoate is one-week post operation after suffering a high-grade tear of the syndesmosis ligament to his left ankle.
Hopoate has started treatment as well as upper body weights which are partial weight baring at the moment. He is still six to eight weeks away from returning.
Joe Stimson is eight weeks post shoulder surgery and has started his running program as well as his strength work.
Meanwhile, rookie Isaiah Tass is still in a brace following a ruptured PCL to his left knee two weeks ago. The young outside back is on restricted duties inside the gym and is still two to three months away from returning to full training.