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Knights' Mullen to miss 10-12 weeks of NRL

  • Knights' Mullen to miss 10-12 weeks of NRL

    NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19: Jarrod Mullen of the Knights in action during the round three NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders at Hunter Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Newcastle playmaker Jarrod Mullen will undergo surgery on his troublesome hamstring and has been ruled out of NRL action for up to 12 weeks.

Last-placed Newcastle got the bad news confirming a ruptured hamstring tendon on Friday after Mullen suffered the injury in the Knights' loss to Manly 11 days ago.

"After a follow-up review appointment with the specialist on Friday morning, Jarrod Mullen has been booked in for surgery on Tuesday," said the Knights in a statement.

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"Mullen's treatment will be conservative until at least a progress appointment next week with the specialist," it said..

"He is expected to be sidelined for 10-12 weeks.

The Knights next meet Cronulla on Sunday week at Hunter Stadium.

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