NZ Warriors will be without the key pair of forwards Tohu Harris and Wayde Egan, both suffering season ending injuries, coach Nathan Brown confirmed.
As the Warriors fell 30-16 at Suncorp Stadium to Penrith Panthers for their sixth consecutive defeat, the Kiwi club's cause was hampered by four separate injury worries.
Harris (knee) and Egan (shoulder) are the most pressing worries for Brown and his staff, with the Warriors' coach confirming that the pair might have played their last games of 2021.
"Tohu Harris has done his ACL which is obviously a terrible injury," Brown said. "And Wayde Egan's shoulder's not looking like he's going to be likely for anymore this year."
In better news for the Warriors though, Brown is confident over the fitness of captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who failed a head injury assessment in the first half, with the club now waiting to see how he fares in the concussion protocols in the week to come.
"Roger's probably the least of our concerns," Brown adds.
"He's had a concussion obviously, [but] he feels quite good now. How he goes for next week? Obviously he'll have to go through the protocols."
Centre Rocco Berry is another on the injury list, with Brown confirming the 20-year-old had suffered a hamstring strain.
The Warriors will name their side - minus Harris and Egan - to face South Sydney Rabbitohs in round 19 on Tuesday.
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