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Broken arm or not, New Zealand Warriors captain Monty Betham is unlikely to play football for at least the next five weeks.
As he waits to find out the extent of an arm injury he suffered during yesterday's loss to Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium, Betham has been faced with the possibility of a seven match ban on a Reckless High Tackle charge.
The grade two charge stems from a 23rd minute incident during yesterday's game and will put Betham out for five weeks if submits an early guilty plea or seven weeks if he chooses to fight the charge and loses.
Meanwhile, Dragons forward Luke Bailey faces a possible two match suspension for a Careless High Tackle, but will escape with just a one match ban if he submits an early guilty plea.
The only way Roosters forward Michael Crocker will escape a two week ban is if he fights a grade two Careless High Tackle charge and wins, as he'll miss two matches no matter how he pleads.
Michael Luck from North Queensland and Paul Gallen from the Sharks also face possible suspension for high tackle and contary conduct charges respectively. Both will be outed for one week if they submit an early guilty plea.