DRAGONS head of athletic performance Nathan Pickworth admits the club has had to seek independent advice on what is a far from typical hamstring injury to centre Euan Aitken.
Aitken came from the field midway through the first half of his side’s 18-14 loss to Cronulla last week.
He’s now facing an extended stint on the sidelines with what’s been described as a hamstring tendon injury.
“Euan suffered a hamstring injury against the Sharks and obviously didn’t finish the game,” Pickworth said.
“Scans over the weekend showed a decent tendon injury which is a little bit unusual so we’re still going through the process of establishing the best course of action and prognosis.
“We’re consulting a few different hamstring experts both in physiotherapy and rehab training so the return to play time frame for is still a bit unknown at the moment.
“Clinically he’s not looking to bad so hopefully he’s back on the field sooner rather than later.”