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Wests Tigers can now provide an update on the injury to Simon Dwyer.
Simon suffered a brachial plexus injury as a result of a heavy impact collision with Bulldogs forward Michael Hodgson at Campbelltown Sports Stadium last Friday night in round 16 of the Telstra Premiership.
The impact has caused significant nerve damage to this area between the right shoulder and neck.
The nature of this uncommon injury is that it will take some months to determine the full extent of the damage to the nerves and to assess the rate of repair to this damage.
At this stage, the medical advice is that Simon is not expected to return to the playing field this year.
Simon is under the care of a highly qualified medical team and is determined to follow the rehabilitation plan that has been put together for him.
Wests Tigers will continue to provide support to Simon in his rehabilitation.