Simon Mannering's Warriors comeback a 'week-to-week proposition'

Warriors stalwart Simon Mannering isn't ready to make his first appearance of 2018, still battling to overcome a shoulder injury sustained in the pre-season.

Without Mannering, the Warriors were still able to win their opening match of the season, defeating the Rabbitohs 32-20 in Perth on Saturday, although the second rower will be welcomed back into action as quickly as possible, coach Stephen Kearney says.

"Simon's a week-to-week proposition," he said.

"We've just got to make sure we manage him pretty good."

"I'm doubtful he'll be ready for this week. He's a quick healer, but we've got to make sure we're doing the right thing and make sure we're looking after him also."

The Warriors talisman missed the start of the NRL season in Perth last week. Source: 1 NEWS