The New Zealand Warriors have lost first-choice prop Leeson Ah Mau and loose forward Jazz Tevaga to injury ahead of their NRL return.
Ah Mau is set to be out for four months, after scans confirmed the 30-year-old has a ruptured pectoral picked up in training in Tamworth on Friday.
Ah Mau will stay in Australia for surgery later this week before returning home.
One of the club's most durable players, Ah Mau hadn't missed a game since returning home last season. The Kiwi international was the only player to appear in each of the Warriors' 24 games last season and also started the first two this year against Newcastle and Canberra.
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Tevaga, meanwhile, suffered a knee injury in training on Saturday, sidelining him indefinitely, with scans and further assessment needed to establish the full extent of the injury.
The injuries to Ah Mau and Tevaga mean four of the club's middle forwards are now out of action with props Bunty Afoa and Jackson Frei back in Auckland recovering from ACL surgery. Centre Taane Milne has also just had an ACL operation.
The Warriors, who are set to move to Gosford later this week to train at Central Coast Stadium, will restart their season on May 30, with the NRL releasing the draw for the next two rounds of the rescheduled campaign.
The Warriors will play the Dragons at 5.00pm next Saturday, before facing the Panthers at 8.00pm on Friday June 5.
Venues for the matches will be confirmed in the next few days.