Guerra goes under knife on fractured ankle

Aidan Guerra has had surgery on his ankle after he suffered a dislocated fracture in Newcastle's loss to Manly.

aidan guerra of the knights is tackled during the nrl match between the newcastle knights and the manly sea eagles at mcdonald jones stadium in newcastle australia
AIDAN GUERRA of the Knights is tackled during the NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia. Picture: Tony Feder/Getty Images

Newcastle forward Aidan Guerra has had surgery on his badly injured ankle after suffering a dislocated fracture against Manly.

Guerra had to be taken from the field in a medicab late in Saturday night's loss, after he slipped trying to make a tackle.

The Knights remain unsure how long he will be sidelined for, which will depend on his recovery from the operation.

In better news for Newcastle, halfback Mitchell Pearce is on track to face the Gold Coast on Sunday after passing the first of his mid-week concussion checks.

Pearce was flattened by Manly forward Addin Fonua-Blake as he collected a hit up, resulting in the Tongan prop being sin-binned and Pearce leaving the field.

Sione Mata'utia is also a chance to overcome a shoulder problem to play the Titans.


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