Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues winger Brian To’o could be sidelined for up to six weeks after injuring his ankle during Penrith Panthers’ 18-12 win over the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday night.
To’o suffered the injury in the first half but managed to remain on the field and finish the game where he scored a try, made two line breaks and ran for 242 metres.
He was later diagnosed with a syndesmosis injury and will undergo surgery to assess and repair the damage which could keep him out until the first week of the finals.
To’o’s injury continues a rotten run of luck for the Panthers with Brydens Lawyers NSW halfback Nathan Cleary (shoulder) and Isaah Yeo (concussion) also sidelined while five-eighth Jarome Luai only returned last week from a knee injury.
To’o was selected to make his debut for the Blues this season, where he played all three games for two tries, three line breaks, 14 tackles breaks and an average of 218 running metres.