Gerard Beale, Jack Johns and Jake Trbojevic have been ruled out of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
New Zealand ace Gerard Beale underwent surgery on Sunday after he broke his ankle in the Kiwis’ 38-8 win over Samoa.
He was taken off the field in a medi-cab following a collision with winger Peter Mata’utia.
Loose forward Trbojevic has torn a pectoral muscle and the Manly Sea Eagles is expected to undergo surgery next week.
He was sent to hospital after he was injured when trying to tackle England star James Graham.
Meanwhile, Italy star Johns has been ruled out of the tournament with a broken arm.
The 20-year-old left the field in the second half of the Azzurri’s loss to Ireland.
But there is positive news for Italy, with Terry Campese set to return for Saturday’s game against the USA.
Kane Evans broke his wrist when playing for Fiji in their 58-12 win over the USA on Saturday.
And the injury comes just a couple of days after Korbin Sims was ruled out for the tournament, having not fully recovered from a fracture.
ROUND 1 INJURY LIST:
Jake Trbojevic (Australia, pectoral, three months)
Kane Evans (Fiji, broken wrist, indefinite)
Jack Johns (Italy, arm, TBC)
Sam Burgess (England, knee, 3-4 weeks)
Gerard Beale (New Zealand, ankle, indefinite)
Terry Campese (Italy, pre-game calf, one week)
Chris Saab (Lebanon, pre-game concussion, TBC)