Brisbane Bronco's halfback, Allan Langer has fractured his thumb in last Friday night's match against Parramatta and will be out for four to six weeks.
The Broncos came away with a 26-6 victory.
Doctors have advised Brisbane management that Langer will most likely have surgery tommorrow to have a pin inserted.
The veteran halfback who turns 36 on Tuesday is also on report after being penalised for allegedly dropping his knees into Parramatta winger Matt Petersen.
Any citing and subsequent suspension will now be inconsequential in light of Langer's injury, but his longetivity in the game and clean record would make a ban unlikely anyway.