Josh Reynolds’s unfortunate start to his Wests Tigers career could go from bad to worse with the five-eighth potentially facing at least a month on the sidelines.
NRL.com understands Reynolds picked up a shoulder injury in his first game for the club against Manly at Lottoland on Sunday and the former Bulldog now faces a race against the clock to return in time for the clash against his old club in round 12.
Reynolds missed the club’s opening five games of the season after picking up a hamstring injury on the eve of the opening game of the year, however the latest setback could mean he misses up to six weeks.
Reynolds appeared on NRL.com’s Inside the NRL on Monday and did not indicate he would be unavailable for the Tigers against the Newcastle Knights in Tamworth on Saturday.
However, scans have revealed further damage to the shoulder injury he picked up while defending in the middle of the field at hooker against the Sea Eagles.
Chris Lawrence will miss this week’s game with a hamstring strain, but the Tigers are expected to welcome back Elijah Taylor from a similar injury.