Brisbane’s Ben T’eo will be sidelined for at least two weeks, after a routine scan revealed a hairline fracture to his arm.
The Auckland-born utility will not require a cast, or surgery but is not expected to return before the round eight clash with Canterbury.
“I was very surprised,” he told www.broncos.com.au.
“I thought I was just going for the scan for a bit of piece of mind, then I find I have a break in there.
“I just did it in a tackle late in the game against Newcastle.
“I thought it was just a corked arm. But as a couple of days went on there was some pain and I realised slowly there must be something worse wrong with it.”
Te’o trained with the arm heavily bandaged yesterday but did not train this morning as the seriousness of the injury became apparent.
“We only got the scan results back on Wednesday – two weeks would be the best case scenario,” said Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin.
Griffin will name his centre replacement at the team’s final training run tomorrow.