Sad News: Bulldogs veteran winger sustained a high-grade tear in his right hamstring sidelining him indefinitely.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs winger Josh Addo-Carr was side-lined following an injury to his hamstring during the Round 13 battle against the Newcastle Knights.

The veteran winger sustained a high-grade tear in his right hamstring during the 32-2 victory over the Knights on Friday night.

He was forced from the field with the injury early into the second half. The prior 44 minutes had consisted of superb play, including a double for the 28-year-old.

He is expected to be sidelined for up to ten weeks.

Josh Addo-Carr will be out for a while for the Canterbury Bulldogs due to a high-grade hamstring tear, as confirmed by Phil Gould. The Bulldogs defeated the Newcastle Knights 32-2 on Friday, and although the winger did his hammy, the team was hoping it wasn’t too bad.

However, Gould, the football manager for the team, disclosed on social media on Saturday that Addo-Carr will probably miss eight to ten weeks. Gould added that Addo-Carr’s chances of being selected for a NSW State of Origin comeback were ruined by a “high-grade hamstring tear.”

‘NRL Physio’ Brien Seeney said it was basically the “worst-case scenario” for Addo-Carr. “Pretty much worst case scenario with sprinting style mechanism – plus extra rehab considerations for a player so reliant on top end speed/explosive acceleration,” Seeney wrote on social media.

It comes as a brutal new blow for the Bulldogs, who are already missing Viliame Kikau due to a finger injury. The rampaging back-rower had to undergo surgery last week and will miss 4-6 weeks.

Addo-Carr had scored a first-half double on Thursday night before the cruel injury blow. “He’s moving OK. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious,” Canterbury coach Cameron Ciraldo said after full-time. “But obviously it wasn’t a good sign that he couldn’t finish the game.”

The Bulldogs showed plenty of adversity after Addo-Carr went down – and they’ll have to keep it up if they want to maintain their spot in the top-eight. They also had two players sin-binned on Thursday night but kept the Knights from scoring a try.

“We’ve got good people who want to work hard and they love each other,” Ciraldo said. “Whenever you’ve got that, you’re going to be hard to break down. I just love watching them defend at the moment.”

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