Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona will be sidelined for up to eight weeks after tearing his Posterior Cruciate Ligament yesterday.
The New Zealand-born forward played 25 minutes in Melbourne’s victory over Wests Tigers before injuring his left knee during the second half at AAMI Park.
Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi expressed the Club’s disappointment at losing the young prop to injury.
“Nelson’s injury is disappointing given he has contributed greatly to the forward pack’s success so far this year,” Ponissi said.
“As has been the case over the opening half of the season, the squad has proven its depth and resilience. The opportunity is now there for another player to step up.”
Craig Bellamy’s side can expect to see the prop return in mid to late August for the final month of the home and away season.