SYDNEY Roosters teenager Mitchell Pearce has been ruled out for six weeks after being diagnosed with a stress reaction to the right side of his back.
HORNBY falls victim to quad injury, Hodges overcomes knee injury.
BRISBANE forwards Shane Webcke and Brad Thorn have suffered facial injuries during an aggressive training session this morning following the club's poor weekend performance against North Queensland.
MILTON Thaiday's Queensland Origin dream is all-but over for 2006 with the Newcastle fullback likely facing six weeks on the NRL sidelines with an ankle injury.
NEWCASTLE captain Andrew Johns has been diagnosed with a torn ankle ligament and will be sidelined for 1-2 weeks.
FORMER Queensland fullback Rhys Wesser will have a light run this week to reassess his comeback from an ankle injury in a bid to chime into Penrith's must-win game against Wests Tigers on Sunday.
A broken hand is set to sideline Parramatta centre Timana Tahu until the second week of the NRL finals series. Tahu will miss Sunday's blockbuster against St George Illawarra at Oki Jubilee Stadium after x-rays revealed a small break to his right hand.
MANLY coach Des Hasler is sweating on the fitness of Test backrower Ben Kennedy after naming the injured Sea Eagles forward in a 21-man squad for Sunday's NRL clash against Cronulla at Toyota Park.