MULLEN OUT FOR UP TO 12 WEEKS

The battling Newcastle Knights have been dealt another blow with confirmation today injured playmaker Jarrod Mullen will be out of the game for 10 to 12 weeks.

Mullen ruptured a hamstring tendon in the Knights loss to Manly 11 days ago and he’ll now undergo surgery.

“After a follow-up review appointment with the specialist on Friday morning, Jarrod Mullen has been booked in for surgery on Tuesday,” said the Knights in a statement.

“Mullen’s treatment will be conservative until at least a progress appointment next week with the specialist,” it said.

The Knights who’ve won just one game this year, have the weekend off, and meet the in-form Sharks on Sunday week in Newcastle.

NBN news and AAP