Canterbury Bulldogs forward Tony Williams will likely miss the remainder of the 2015 NRL season following a “training mishap”.
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Williams suffered a torn pectoral during training on Thursday and will face six-month rehabilitation program following surgery next week.
“The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs can confirm that in a training mishap, Tony Williams suffered a torn pectoral,” a Bulldogs statement read.
“Scans late yesterday revealed the damage, with the back rower now booked in for surgery next week.”
It comes as a major blow for the Bulldogs who come up against ladder leaders St George Illawarra on Monday.
Williams joins Brett Morris (hamstring), Tim Lafai (knee) and Pat O’Hanlon (ankle) on the injured list at the Bulldogs.
Canterbury currently sits ninth on the NRL ladder with a 5-6 record and face a big challenge against the Dragons who have won eight of their 11 matches this season.
Round 13 of the NRL kicks off on Friday when the Brisbane Broncos face the Manly Sea Eagles under lights at Suncorp Stadium.