The Warriors will begin their NRL campaign without the
services of Shaun Johnson, after the halfback was sidelined
for three to four weeks with an arm injury.
Johnson hyper-extended his right elbow during his side's
16-10 win over the Brisbane Broncos in a trial match in
Dunedin last night, leaving the field early in the second
half clutching his arm.
And the Warriors today announced the 22-year-old had
undergone scans which confirmed he will miss up to a month,
all but ruling him out of the Warriors' season-opening game
against Parramatta on March 9.
Johnson wrote on Twitter he was "gutted" with the injury but
his disappointment was eased by winning the game.
Johnson's injury wasn't the only blow for the Warriors, with
second-rower Carlos Tuimavave ruled out for up to six weeks
after breaking a bone in his right hand.