Melbourne Storm will be without back-rower Peter Robinson for this week�s clash with the Warriors, due to a knee injury that could sideline the hardworking forward for up to three weeks.
Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow in a bid to clean out his right knee, which has been locking up over the past four weeks, substantially diminishing his ability to run properly.
�Peter looks to have a flake of worn cartilage in his knee and every now and then when he bends his knee it locks up,� Storm doctor Peter Baquie said.
�He has wear and tear in the knee and a flake of that worn cartilage is catching in the knee. The operation will mainly be a wash out and not a major intervention, so hopefully he will only miss a few weeks.�
Robinson says the injury is stopping him from playing to his optimum ability and with several players coming back from injury the time is right to have the problem fixed.
�The knee just seems to lock up when my leg is in certain positions and basically it�s stopping me from playing my usual game, I like to run hard and it�s stopping me from having the impact I would like,� Robinson said.
�We�ve got a few guys coming back which gives us a little bit of room to move and it�s pretty early in the season which is helpful - I�d hate to be having it done in Round 18, so I�ll get it done now and come back fresh soon.�
Meanwhile former Test prop Rodney Howe has had another strong match with feeder club Brisbane Norths in the Queensland Cup competition.
Howe was amongst the Devils� best players as Norths cruised to a 40-14 drubbing of Wynnum yesterday.
Howe could come into calculations for Sunday�s match against the Warriors after prop Alex Chan was reported for a high tackle on the Cowboys� Michael Luck, in the Storm�s 22-point win over North Queensland last week.
STORM TRAINING THIS WEEK: Tuesday: 2pm, Gosch�s Paddock Wednesday: 11am, Olympic Park Thursday: 1.30pm, Olympic Park