Sherwin at long odds to play in

Bulldogs halfback Brent Sherwin is at long odds to play in Saturday's National Rugby League game against the league-leading Canberra Raiders at Canberra Stadium.

Sherwin has corks to both legs and is struggling to walk, let alone play a game. If he's ruled out, Johnathon Thurston is set to shift from five-eighth to half.

Braith Anasta, who has been cleared to make his return from a sternum injury, will revert to five-eighth, with Travis Norton coming into the side at lock.