Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson has eye surgery to remove growth

He is expected to be fit for the start of the rugby league season.
He is expected to be fit for the start of the rugby league season. Photo credit: kaylamalvinacullen - Instagram

Warriors star Shaun Johnson has had an operation to remove a benign growth on the surface of his right eye.

The halfback underwent surgery on Thursday to remove a pterygium, but he won't miss any game time, according to NZME.

The pterygium had been causing discomfort for the New Zealand international for a year now.

Johnson is expected to make a quick recovery and could be back training in the next week.

Blackcaps batsman Ross Taylor underwent a similar procedure in December 2016, which forced him to miss the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia.

The Warriors are currently in the midst of pre-season training and have their first trial match against the Melbourne Storm on February 17, ahead of their 2018 season opener against South Sydney Rabbitohs in Perth.

Newshub.