NRL: Johnson to miss start of season

The Warriors will begin their NRL campaign without the services of Shaun Johnson. Photo / Getty Images.
The Warriors will begin their NRL campaign without the services of Shaun Johnson. Photo / Getty Images.

The Warriors will begin their NRL campaign without the services of Shaun Johnson, after the halfback was sidelined for three to four weeks with an arm injury.

Johnson hyper-extended his right elbow during his side's 16-10 win over the Brisbane Broncos in a trial match in Dunedin last night, leaving the field early in the second half clutching his arm.

And the Warriors today announced the 22-year-old had undergone scans which confirmed he will miss up to a month, all but ruling him out of the Warriors' season-opening game against Parramatta on March 9.

Johnson wrote on Twitter he was "gutted" with the injury but his disappointment was eased by winning the game.

Johnson's injury wasn't the only blow for the Warriors, with Carlos Tuimavave ruled out for up to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand.


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