Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy faces in injury headache over crocked New Zealand international Sika Manu.
Manu suffered an ankle injury in Monday’s defeat to the Cowboys and scans have since cofirmed a ligament tear.
He is expected to be out of action for between four and six weeks and has been omitted from the Storm side that will take on undefeated Canterbury on Monday night.
“He hasn’t been named, the medical staff had fears he may have broken an ankle or the bottom part of his leg which he broke a couple of years ago,” said former Storm Captain Robbie Kearns.
“At this early stage it’s looking like there’s no break there, but we’ll have to wait until he’s had some scans done to see how serious the injury is.”
Meanwhile, prop Kevin Proctor has shaken off an eye problem to face the Bulldogs with winger Dane Nielsen also named in the team after overcoming concussion.
Manu has been replaced by former Newcastle and Penrith back-rower Adam Woolnough.