Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana will undergo surgery this week to repair his dislocated shoulder, after he injured it playing for New Zealand in the second test last week.
The surgery means Rapana will miss six months of football, with the Kiwi International ruled out until late May of 2019. This means he won't be available until at least round 11 in 2019.
Rapana joins Ata Hingano on the long-term injury list, with both players set to spend time together as they return from shoulder injuries.
WHO: Jordan Rapana
EXPECTED RETURN: Round 11-14
NOTE: Rapana will undergo surgery on Thursday and is expected to miss at least six months
WHO: Ata Hingano
EXPECTED RETURN: Round 6-8, 2019
NOTE: Hingano has had surgery and has commenced rehabilitation.
WHO: Jarrod Croker
EXPECTED RETURN: Commence full-training post-Christmas
NOTE: Croker has started the pre-season running with the NRL squad but will not begin contact until post-Christmas.