Rookie sensation Kyle Stanley has admitted to playing most of his breakthrough season with an injured shoulder.In just his third career game, the 19-year-old dislocated his right shoulder against the Warriors in round 13 last year but pushed through the pain barrier to play another four games for the club.Stanley managed to keep the full extent of his injury under wraps, convincing the club's medical staff he was capable of taking the paddock."I sort of kept it a secret a bit so I could get on the field," Stanley said."I just dislocated it in the game in New Zealand and ever since then I played on with it and it got worse."At the end of the season the doctor said to go and get surgery and I did that in the off-season."Stanley is no stranger to the Dragons' rehabilitation program, having undergone two knee reconstructions on the same leg in the past.The Hurstville junior went under the knife a week after the Dragons' premiership triumph and will miss the annual Charity Shield and the World Club Challenge recovering from the shoulder reconstruction.Coincidentally, he is expected to make his return against the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium in round three.With Matt Cooper and Mark Gasnier settled in the centres and Jamie Soward certain to retain the No 6 jersey, it is unknown where Wayne Bennett will fit the talented utility.But Stanley isn't concerned."I've been playing five-eighth for most of my career," he said."But I can play anywhere in the backline, so it doesn't really bother me."I just want to get back playing with the boys."Stanley comes off contract at the end of this season and has no desire to leave his junior club.However, with Darius Boyd, Jason Nightingale and Matt Cooper also off contract, the bright young prospect could be forced to move against his wishes."This is my club," he said. "I've played my juniors here so I want to stay at the club."This is my dream, playing for St George Illawarra, so hopefully I can keep it like that."