Menu
Sport

Halfback fit for World Cup but not Warriors

KNEE INJURY: Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson leaves the field with team doctor John Mayhew after suffering a PCL rupture in his left knee against the Panthers.
KNEE INJURY: Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson leaves the field with team doctor John Mayhew after suffering a PCL rupture in his left knee against the Panthers. DAVID ROWLAND

THE Warriors have lost Shaun Johnson for the season but New Zealand will be able to call on the halfback at the World CUP.

Johnson was taken from the field in his side's Round 19 clash with Penrith with initial reports suggesting he had damaged his anterior cruciate ligament.

However instead of missing 6-9 months with an ACL injury, Johnson will be fit to play in 6-8 weeks after it was confirmed he suffered a PCL rupture in his left knee.

"This is a much better outcome than we had expected," said Vodafone Warriors team doctor John Mayhew.

"We had believed the injury was likely to be an ACL but scans have indicated this isn't so and Shaun won't need surgical intervention to repair the injury."

Topics:  new zealand rugby league world cup shaun johnson warriors

News Corp Australia

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'A plan and a bag of tricks': SES storm season advice

Storm coming towards Ipswich on Wednesday afternoon, December 21, 2016

Clean out your gutters, check roof tiles and clean up outside

How outside help could keep our kids on track

Coaching companies say regional kids need their services. Do they?

Can online analytics help our struggling kids?

Vote side effects may include head-scratching, itchy temper

This election will be decided in the regions, Dr Paul Williams says.

Being fed up is even more reason to vote, expert says

Local Partners