Storm rookie in race against time

Melbourne Storm rookie Dallas Johnson may have played his last game of the season following scans today that revealed the lock/forward would be sidelined for four to six weeks after he tore his right medial ligament during Sunday?s loss to the Bulldogs.

Johnson ? who has played 19 matches in his debut season for the Storm - injured his knee in the opening three minutes of the match after his right leg buckled under a Mark O?Meley tackle; he immediately left the field and played no further part in the match.

With only four rounds remaining in the NRL?s home and away season the 21-year-old will be hoping his team-mates can secure a finals berth if he is any chance of playing again this year.

However, Melbourne is expecting Scott Hill to make his long awaited return from injury this Sunday against Parramatta.

Hill hasn?t played since injuring his right shoulder in the round 15 clash with the Bulldogs at Olympic Park.

The Storm will also welcome back QLD hooker Cameron Smith who sat out the Bulldogs? match after being suspended for a dangerous throw last week.