Veteran forward Simon Mannering will miss the Warriors' NRL opening match against South Sydney in Perth.
Warriors forward Simon Mannering.
Mannering wasn't on the plane out of Auckland today, having failed to shake off the shoulder injury picked up in last week's pre-season win over the Gold Coast.
Some reports have said the workaholic 31-year-old could be on the sideline for up to a month, in what would be an enormous early-season blow for the Auckland-based franchise.
Possible replacements in the No.13 jersey for Saturday's match are Ligi Sao and young forwards Isaiah Papali'i and Bunty Afoa.