Mullen to miss 6 to 8 weeks

In positive news for the Newcastle Knights, scans have revealed Jarrod Mullen's injury is not as bad as initially thought.

It is only a partial tear of the pectoral muscle, and Jarrod will see specialists in Sydney this afternoon.

At this point in time, Jarrod is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks, however this is still to be confirmed.

"This is great news and a big relief for both Jarrod and the Club," said Knights Coach Rick Stone today.