South Sydney Rabbitohs star forward Glenn Stewart has been ruled out for up to three months with a thumb injury, according to reports.
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Stewart suffered the injury during the Rabbitohs’ 30-22 loss to Cronulla last week Monday.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Stewart is booked in for surgery on Thursday and will miss a minimum of 10 weeks of NRL action.
The 31-year-old’s injury setback will come as a major blow to the defending premiers, who have lost their last three matches.
Stewart is the latest big-name South Sydney star to join the injury list, with half-back Adam Reynolds (knee), back-rower Kyle Turner (neck) and utility John Sutton (jaw) all currently out of action.
Dylan Walker (knee) and Luke Keary (foot) have both withdrawn from this Sunday’s City-Country clash in Wagga Wagga.
The Rabbitohs currently sit in sixth on the NRL ladder, thanks to a 4-4 record.