The Canterbury Bulldogs have confirmed three players will undergo surgery after another tough weekend

Three Top 30 players require surgery, and a reserve grader will also need therapy. The Canterbury Bulldogs have confirmed that three players will have surgery following another difficult weekend on the injury front for the club.

Jaeman Salmon sustained an injury during the club’s match against the New Zealand Warriors, which ended in a one-point win during golden point thanks to a Matt Burton field goal, while forward Ryan Sutton, utility spine player Blake Taaffe, and Jack Todd were also injured while playing in the NSW Cup.

The club’s director of football announced yesterday that Salmon has a dislocated jaw fracture.

The club has officially revealed that he underwent surgery yesterday to fix the damage, and that the edge striker will miss the next six weeks.

Canterbury's Salmon banned for hit that refs overlooked | The North West  Star | Mt Isa, QLD

The former Penrith Panther would have missed the next two weeks regardless after entering an early guilty plea for dangerous contact during the game, but he will now lose an additional game.

He is unlikely to return before Round 25, therefore the Bulldogs will continue their finals push in the meantime with trips to the North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos before facing the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons, and Dolphins (in Bundaberg). Salmon’s expected return could be

Official NRL profile of Ryan Sutton for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs |  Bulldogs

Auckland during their rematch with the Warriors. Meanwhile, spine utility Blake Taaffe has been diagnosed with a syndesmosis injury in his ankle. The Grade 3 injury will necessitate an eight-week recuperation period following surgery, which he is anticipated to have this week.

Blake Taaffe Try

He will only be back in time for the finals, assuming the Bulldogs make it. If their form is good enough to qualify, Taaffe may find himself on the sidelines for September rugby league.

Ryan Sutton’s injury run continued in the NSW Cup game, with the player sustaining a torn patella tendon. He needs a full knee reconstruction, and the recuperation duration is unknown at this point. Jack Todd has also sustained a forearm fracture while playing reserve grade, which will most likely necessitate surgery and an eight-week recuperation period.

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