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The 18-year-old halfback failed to complete last night's 38-6 loss to the Bulldogs and underwent an MRI scan this morning which revealed the true nature of his injury. Roosters club doctor John Orchard says the injury was not a stress fracture of the bone, with the scans showing signs of early overload to the lower lumbar area.
Pearce joins fullback Anthony Minichiello (back) and five-eighth Braith Anasta (hand) on a worrying injury list considering the Roosters offloaded halves options Josh Lewis and Jamie Soward several weeks ago.