Tom Learoyd Lahrs gone for a month.
Shillington could be in some doubt, and Tounge may not play either.
Learoyd-Lahrs to miss four weeks after sustaining injury to 'good knee’
NSW back-rower Tom Learoyd-Lahrs faces up to a month on the sidelines after straining medial ligament damage in his left knee during the Raiders’ 13-point loss to Penrith last night.
But Raiders captain Alan Tongue, is confident he will play against the Wests Tigers at Canberra Stadium, despite suffering rib cartilage damage.
Learoyd-Lahrs limped from the field late in the first half of the controversial CUA stadium clash, adding injury to insult for the Raiders.
But after initially fearing he had seriously injured his “good knee”, a relieved Learoyd-Lahrs was just happy he wouldn’t require surgery.
“Obviously it’s not good to be missing football at all, but it’s probably the best case scenario given the impact on it when I hurt it,” Learoyd-Lahrs said.
"It’s not a bad injury, four weeks isn’t too bad.
“I’m just glad I made the decision to get off the field when I did. They said if I stayed out there I might have done more damage.”
Learoyd-Lahrs has endured a wretched run of injury throughout his six-year NRL career, including several serious operations on his right knee.
Up until last night he had enjoyed an injury-free season, which resulted in his State of Origin debut on Wednesday.
Tongue also left the field in the first half, after injuring his ribs. But he returned after having a painkilling injection. He was confident he would be able to back up against the Tigers.
The Raiders’ Queensland prop David Shillington was a late withdrawal form last night’s game, after suffering a chest injury on Wednesday. But fullback Josh Dugan made a shock appearance just a week after injuring his knee against Newcastle.