Scans have confirmed that Sean O’Sullivan suffered a full tendon rupture of his pectoral muscle against the Broncos on Friday night.
The injury will require a significant rehab period of 12 to 16 weeks, with the halfback unlikely to be back before the end of June.
Tesi Niu also faces time on the sideline after playing through damage to his medial collateral ligament in his knee.
He will be out for at least four weeks.
In good news for the Dolphins, Kodi Nikorima was cleared of any facial fractures.
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He does however have two nasty cuts on his face that could preclude him from playing against the Dragons on Saturday in Wollongong.
The Dolphins will see the return of Jeremy Marshall-King from a two-week suspension against the Dragons.
Isaiya Katoa (elbow) will also be in line for a return, while Edrick Lee (foot) played his first game of the year last night for the Central Capras in the Hostplus Cup.
Dolphins Casualty Ward
- Tesi Niu (rd 4), MCL, 4 weeks
- Sean O'Sullivan (rd 4), pectoral, 12-16 weeks
- Harrison Graham (pre-season), leg, 3 months