Canberra Raiders forward John Bateman will miss the opening rounds of the 2020 NRL season following shoulder surgery.
Bateman had shoulder surgery to repair an ongoing issue earlier this month and a return date has now been advised following the operation. Bateman will focus on being available for selection in round 7-8 this season.
NAME: John Bateman
EXPECTED RETURN: Round 7-8
NOTE: Bateman will continue rehab post shoulder surgery
NAME: Hudson Young
EXPECTED RETURN: Round 6
NOTE: Young still has five matches remaining on his 2019 suspension.