St George Illawarra Dragons lock Jack de Belin has suffered a shoulder injury and will be sidelined until at least the Round 16 fixture against the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium, Newcastle.
De Belin suffered the injury to his rotator cuff while on representative debut during the 44-30 loss to the NSW City Origin team at Scully Park Regional Sporting Precinct, Tamworth on Sunday.
The NSW Country Origin representative has undergone scans to the ailment and will commence his rehabilitation program immediately.
“We can confirm that Jack has suffered a rotator cuff injury during his involvement representing NSW Country and he will be unavailable for the next six to eight weeks,” said Dragons Head of Medical & Performance Tony Ayoub.
“Unfortunately for Jack the injury became worse in the days since it first happened and we followed this up with scans on Tuesday.
“It is disappointing for Jack but he is now purely focused on getting his shoulder right.”