Bulldogs playmaker Kieran Foran is set to miss the entire 2020 season after exploratory surgery on his shoulder revealed his rotator cuff requires a cleanout.

Foran had been expected to miss at least six months but the nature of the injury means he will now be sidelined for at least nine months.

Star England second-rower John Bateman is free to play in Saturday's clash with Papua New Guinea after being placed on report for a high tackle in the 23-8 loss to the Kiwis, with the international match review panel imposing a 50-point penalty but no suspension. 

Sydney Roosters winger Ryan Hall will miss up to four months of the 2020 pre-season following knee surgery this week. 

Hall dislocated his knee for the second time this year while playing for Great Britain against the Kiwis on November 2. 

The Roosters confirmed Hall would undergo a long-term rehabilitation process over the summer which will also rule him out of possible selection for the World Club Challenge in February. 

Luke Keary, Mitchell Aubuson and Isaac Liu suffered leg injuries late in the NRL season but are expected to be available for a return before Christmas. 

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The Casualty Ward

Brisbane Broncos

Returning Broncos outside back Jordan Kahu has undergone surgery to repair the AC joint in his shoulder.

Kahu has returned to Brisbane after a season at the Cowboys but is now facing a race against time to be fit for round one of 2020 following surgery. 

  • Tom Dearden (ankle, pre-season)
  • Richie Kennar (shoulder, trials week one)
  • Jack Bird (knee, round one)
  • Jordan Kahu (shoulder, round one)
  • Sean O'Sullivan (knee, mid-2020)

Canberra Raiders

The Raiders' big effort to reach the 2019 NRL grand final will see Hudson Young's return date from suspension pencilled in for round six next season against the Knights. 

  • Michael Oldfield (shoulder, pre-season)
  • Hudson Young (suspension, round six)

Canterbury Bulldogs

The Bulldogs have confirmed Kieran Foran will miss at least six months after a shoulder reconstruction following an injury in his recent return to the Kiwis Test side. 

Kerrod Holland also underwent long-term shoulder surgery and is expected to spend most of his summer in rehabilitation. 

  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (knee, pre-season)
  • Marcelo Montoya (knee, pre-season) 
  • Kerrod Holland (shoulder, round one)
  • Sauaso Sue (knee, round one)
  • Kieran Foran (shoulder, mid-2020)

Cronulla Sharks

  • Matt Moylan (hamstring, pre-season)

Gold Coast Titans

Shannon Boyd, Dale Copley and Ioane Seiuli all underwent shoulder reconstructions in their break and will spend the first half of the pre-season in rehabilitation. 

Influential forward Ryan James remains on track for a round one return following an ACL injury.

Rising prop Moeaki Fotuaika had wrist and knee surgery over the break and along with Tyrone Roberts (achilles) will be managed through the summer. 

  • Tyrone Roberts (achilles, pre-season)
  • Dale Copley (shoulder, round one)
  • Shannon Boyd (shoulder, round one)
  • Moeaki Fotuaika (wrist/knee, round one)
  • Ryan James (knee, round one)

Manly Sea Eagles

Sea Eagles forwards Jake Trbojevic and Addin Fonua-Blake will both sit out the entire summer with shoulder surgery expected to rule them out of the opening rounds of 2020.

Joel Thompson suffered a freak accident in the off-season with his immediate playing future up in the air. The Sea Eagles return to training in late November.

  • Morgan Boyle (shoulder, pre-season)
  • Taniela Paseka (knee, pre-season)
  • Curtis Sironen (foot, trials)
  • Tom Trbojevic (pectoral, trials)
  • Albert Hopoate (knee, round one)
  • Jake Trobjevic (shoulder, early rounds 2020)
  • Addin Fonua-Blake (shoulder, early rounds 2020)
  • Joel Thompson (arm/neck, indefinite)
  • Manese Fainu (shoulder/stood down)

Melbourne Storm

Curtis Scott underwent surgery for a sydesmosis injury suffered playing for the Australian Prime Minister's XIII side in October. 

He's expected to resume training after the Christmas break. 

  • Curtis Scott (ankle, trials)
  • Christian Welch (knee, round one)

Newcastle Knights

Mason Lino and Beau Fermor are the only two players with setbacks for the club ahead of the 2020 season. 

Lino underwent a shoulder reconstruction in September with the playmaker racing the clock to be fit for round one.

Fermor won't be due back until the middle of next year. 

David Klemmer won't undergo surgery for an ongoing wrist complaint and is expected to return to training in December following his Kangaroos commitments. 

  • Mason Lino (shoulder, round one)
  • Beau Fermor (knee, season)

North Queensland Cowboys

  • Justin O'Neill (spleen, pre-season)
  • Ben Hampton (biceps, trials)
  • Mitch Dunn (shoulder, round one)

Parramatta Eels

No injuries. 

Penrith Panthers

Nathan Cleary is expected to return to full training in January after undergoing toe surgery in the off season. 

Mitch Kenny, Jack Hetherington and Caleb Aekins are back in training after setbacks. Isaah Yeo and James Fisher-Harris remain chances for round one. 

  • Mitch Kenny (elbow, pre-season)
  • Jack Hetherington (sternum, pre-season)
  • Caleb Aekins (foot, pre-season)
  • Nathan Cleary (toe, trials)
  • Jed Cartwright (shoulder, trials)
  • Isaah Yeo (shoulder, round one)
  • James Fisher-Harris (pectoral, round one)
  • Tyrone May (stood down)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • James Roberts (thumb, pre-season)
  • Braidon Burns (hamstring, trials)

St George Illawarra Dragons

  • Tariq Sims (groin, pre-season)
  • Cameron McInnes (leg, trials)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)

Sydney Roosters

Ryan Hall is set to miss the entire 2020 pre-season after undergoing surgery this week for a second dislocation of his knee.  

Hall suffered the injury while representing Great Britain and his rehabilitation is expected to take up to four months. 

  • Luke Keary (ankle, pre-season)
  • Mitchell Aubusson (knee, pre-season)
  • Isaac Liu (knee, pre-season)
  • Ryan Hall (knee, round one)


Wayde Egan underwent shoulder surgery while at the Panthers with the club indicating he was on track for a return in the trials prior to his departure. 

  • Peta Hiku (shoulder, pre-season)
  • Chanel Harris-Tevita (wrist, pre-season)
  • Patrick Herbert (quad, pre-season)
  • Tohu Harris (knee, pre-season)
  • Wayde Egan (shoulder, trials)
  • Gerard Beale (knee, indefinite)
  • Nathaniel Roache (knee, indefinite)

Wests Tigers

  • Moses Mbye (hip, pre-season)
  • Josh Aloiai (hand, pre-season)
  • Jacob Liddle (knee, mid-2020 season)
  • Russell Packer (foot, pre-season)