St George enforcer Michael Weyman‘s season is over after he was forced to have surgery on his injured knee.
The NSW Origin prop underwent surgery on his ruptured ACL after hobbling off during the Dragons’ defeat to Penrith on Monday night.
“It’s disappointing news but that’s part of life and football in general so I can only move forward and start the recovery process,” Weyman told the club’s official website.
“I’ve been enjoying my football alongside my teammates this season and I will be supporting them from the sidelines any way I can.
“They are a great bunch of blokes who I enjoy training and playing alongside so I’ll miss that aspect of things.
“The team though has plenty of depth to work with including few young players so overall we will be in good stead whoever takes to the field.”
Medical staff have ruled out groundbreaking LARS surgery for Weyman who will have a traditional reconstruction instead.
“He’s going to require full reconstruction with his hamstring graft which will end his season,” said Dragons Performance Director Andrew Gray.
“Michael will commence his rehabilitation immediately following the surgery but we won’t see moving again until next season’s pre-season.”
Utility Nathan Fien has also suffered a knee injury and will sit out the next three weeks.