Penrith prop Sam McKendry faces a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a fractured neck in the victory over Parramatta.
Amazingly, McKendry played on for around ten minutes before being replaced and even returned for a short spell in the second half of the home team’s 44-12 victory.
In a statement released by the Panthers officials confirmed Mckendry suffered “a stable C6 vertebrae fracture.”
“Sam will see a specialist on Friday to discuss management of the injury,” the statement said.
It is not clear if McKendry’s playing future is in doubt or how long he could be sidelined.