Gold Coast Titans captain Scott Prince has been ruled out for between three and six weeks after suffering a broken thumb in Saturday night’s 24-4 win over the Raiders at Skilled Park.
The Jetstar Titans halfback suffered the injury in the first half against the Raiders but in a brave effort was able to finish the match.
However, results of scans today confirmed he has suffered a broken thumb.
Prince is expected to have a screw inserted to repair his injured thumb either today or tomorrow.
Jetstar Titans Head Coach John Cartwright said despite the loss of Prince, the club was in a strong position to handle his absence – having beaten premiers Melbourne in Melbourne this time last year without their star playmaker.
“We lost him at this stage last year and we did pretty well so I think our depth is better than it was last year,’’ said Cartwright.
“We’ve had the experience of not playing with him before and everyone’s still really confident.
“He’ll see the doctor this morning and hopefully get operated on this afternoon. They will put a small pin in there and they generally take between three and six weeks so we know what‘s in front of us, he’ll get that done this afternoon and we’ll move on.
“He did it in the first half. He was concerned about it at halftime but he was determined to get through the game. It was a pretty brave effort in the end.”