Penrith Panthers star Jamal Idris will miss the remainder of the NRL season after he suffered a serious knee injury during his side’s win over the Manly Sea Eagles on Saturday.
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Idris was helped from the field after sustaining the injury, with the Panthers on Monday revealing that the 24-year-old had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee.
It comes as a cruel blow for Idris, who has dealt with a number of off-field issues over the past few seasons.
The news adds to the Panthers’ deepening injury crisis, with halfback Peter Wallace set to undergo knee surgery while Elijah Taylor may also be a long-term injury list after reportedly suffering cartilage damage in Sunday’s match.
Taylor missed a majority of the 2014 season with an ACL injury.
The Panthers refused to comment on either Idris’ or Taylor’s injuries.
Penrith travel north to face the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday in round seven NRL action.