Sam Burgess could be back to fitness within a month, after receiving positive news on his shoulder injury.
Burgess was forced to leave the field during South Sydney‘s 40-29 defeat to the Roosters on Friday, after appearing to re-injure the same shoulder he hurt in England‘s Four Nations campaign.
But an examination from Burgess’ surgeon has revealed the damage is not as bad as first thought, meaning the former Bradford player could be back within four weeks.
A statement from the Rabbitohs read: “The shoulder presented well today with it being quite functional.
“The surgeon suggests a rehabilitation process over the next few weeks with the injury to be reassessed at that point.
“The Club is optimistic that Sam will return to the field of play within the next month.”