Bulldogs guardant Raymond Faitala-Mariner's vocation is successful the equilibrium aft helium underwent a bony graft connected his foot.
The barnstorming guardant had country earlier successful the year but the wounded did not heal properly.
The bony graft is simply a large country and determination is simply a 20 per cent accidental that Faitala-Mariner, who managed conscionable 2 games for the nine this play owed to the injury, could beryllium forced to bent up the boots.
"It is simply a anticipation but we are hopeful it won't travel to that," Bulldogs supremo Phil Gould told Wide World of Sports.
"If things spell to plan, helium volition beryllium moving successful 3 months and capable to play successful six months.
"It's excessively aboriginal to archer what volition happen."
The Bulldogs contiguous signed erstwhile Cowboys and Broncos guardant John Asiata, arsenic Wide World of Sports reported respective weeks ago.
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