Farrell suffered his second pectoral injury of the season and will miss the rest of 2014.
NRL club St. George Illawarra have announced centre Dylan Farrell has been ruled out of the rest of the season due to a ruptured pectoral muscle.
The 23-year-old sustained the injury whilst playing for the Illawarra Cutters on Saturday in the final minutes of its 44-18 victory over Wentworthville Magpies at WIN Stadium in Wollongong.
The game was just the second for Farrell who was on the comeback trail from an injury sustained to his left pectoral muscle against the Melbourne Storm in Round 6.
Dragons High Performance Manager Andrew Gray said the injury was disappointing for both the club and Farrell.
“It is extremely disappointing for Dylan and the Club that scans today have confirmed a second pectoral injury this season,” he told the club’s website.
“It is the other pectoral muscle to the one he ruptured earlier in the year with the only positive being the fact that he knows exactly what the rehabilitation process is and what is required over the next few months.”
Gray added the injury was an accident and unavoidable.
“Dylan was carrying the ball and went to fend someone off, his arm was outstretched and the tackler landed on the back of his shoulder and just overstretched that muscle.
“There really wasn’t too much that Dylan could have done it about, it is just extremely bad luck.”