Two Gold Coast Titans have suffered season-ending injuries from matches played at the weekend.
Young, electrifying playmaker Shallin Fuller sustained a tibial fracture requiring surgery in an unfortunate incident playing in a Hostplus Cup trial for the Burleigh Bears against the Tweed Seagulls.
The 22-year-old has a long rehabilitation journey ahead, expecting to return to the field in around 12 months.
In the NRLW camp, scans have revealed barnstorming front rower Shannon Mato has an MCL tear in her left knee, effectively ruling her out of the current season. This occurred in the 64th minute of the Titans' 26-16 win over the Sydney Roosters on Sunday after leaving the field for what was initially thought to be a concussion.
She should be fit to return for the 2022 season, which will kick-off later in the year.
The club wishes both players the best of luck in their respective recoveries.
Every player except for Joe Vuna (ACL rehabilitation) was fit and available for selection ahead of the Round 1 clash against Parramatta.
Match: Eels v Titans
Round 1 -
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Sydney
In other injury news, Brianna Clark will be sidelined for another week after sustaining a back injury in the Titans' opening NRLW clash against the Dragons. Medical staff will continue to assess the prop forward with the hope of returning against the Broncos in Round 4.