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Tom Trbojevic needs surgery on severe shoulder injury after dislocating it and faces five months out

Tom Trbojevic needs surgery for a serious shoulder injury after dislocating it and faces a FIVE MONTH recovery

Male superstar Tom Trbojevic faces up to five months on the sidelines after dislocating his left shoulder against Parramatta on Friday night.

Reigning medalist Dally M has already been ruled out for the rest of the season and will need to undergo surgery to repair the joint.

According Nine reporter Danny WeidlerThe star fullback visited two specialists on Monday and was told the surgery on his shoulder has a five-month prognosis.

Tom Trbojevic will be out for the season after dislocating his left shoulder on Friday night.

Tom Trbojevic will be out for the season after dislocating his left shoulder on Friday night.

That means the 25-year-old could be back in training in November, roughly four months before the start of the 2023 NRL season.

Trbojevic sustained the injury in the second half of the Sea Eagles’ 22-20 loss to the Eels when he fell on his outstretched left arm while trying to clear the ball out of in-goal.

He had to use his jersey as a makeshift sling as he was carried straight off the pitch and did not return for the remainder of the match.

On Saturday, Trbojevic said he knew he was in trouble the instant he landed in the joint.

The Dally M winner sustained the injury when he landed awkwardly on his left side while trying to clear the in-goal ball against the Eels (pictured)

The Dally M winner sustained the injury when he landed awkwardly on his left side while trying to clear the in-goal ball against the Eels (pictured)

Trbojevic said he knew immediately something was seriously wrong after hitting the turf.

Trbojevic said he knew immediately something was seriously wrong after hitting the turf.

“It’s hard to put into words how I feel,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald. ‘She didn’t feel very well when she came out. I knew immediately that he was serious. I said sorry to [Manly coach] des [Hasler]. Injuries cannot be avoided, but I felt bad.

Hasler called the star fullback’s injury “a cruel blow, but we know he’s going to come back.”

Trbjoevic’s injury is a devastating blow to the Sea Eagles, who have been very hot and cold so far this season and sit 10th on the scale with a 5-6 record, the same as the Rabbitohs, who They rank eighth.

Trbojevic missed four games this season with a knee injury that required surgery before returning in a Round 9 win over the Tigers, but he looked distinctly uncomfortable the following week in a 38-0 thrashing of Brisbane in the Magic Round.

New South Wales will greatly miss Trbojevic in upcoming State of Origin series

New South Wales will greatly miss Trbojevic in upcoming State of Origin series

The star fullback won the Wally Lewis Medal for best player in last year's Origin series and has made nine tries in his eight games against the Maroons.

The star fullback won the Wally Lewis Medal for best player in last year’s Origin series and has made nine tries in his eight games against the Maroons.

His injury could also derail New South Wales’ plans to win a fourth State of Origin series in five years. Trbojevic won the Wally Lewis Medal for best player in last year’s Origin series and has made nine tries in his eight games against the Maroons.

Aside from the Manly champion, the Blues could be without a host of stars, including Souths fullback Latrell Mitchell and his Melbourne counterpart Ryan Papenhuyzen, who are both recovering from hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

Cronulla’s gun Dale Finucane is also out with a knee injury, while Roosters hooker Victor Radley has been ruled out for 10 weeks with an ankle injury.

Significantly, Queensland’s only series win since Brad Fittler took charge of the Blues came in 2020, when Trbojevic and Mitchell were unavailable.

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