Tackle sends Parramatta's Mannah for a scan

Last updated 05:00 29/06/2014
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TIM MANNAH: Needs a shoulder scan

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Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah will head  for scans on Monday after injuring his shoulder in a tackle from  Newcastle hard-man Jeremy Smith which may be looked at by the NRL match review committee.

In the first set of the game won 16-10 by Newcastle, Mannah was  bent back in an awkward incident which appeared similar to the  wrestling moves the NRL has cracked down on in recent years.

Mannah looked far from impressed on the field when he finally  got to his feet after writhing on the ground in pain.He needed an injection at halftime in order to keep playing but  post match the prop said his shoulder was in severe pain.

Mannah refused to comment on whether he thought the match review  committee should look at the tackle, but he admitted the position  his body was put in ''didn't feel right.''

''It was a very awkward position and it didn't feel right in the  tackle,'' Mannah said.

''Hopefully scans give a best case scenario.''I got in an awkward position and got yanked back. It definitely  felt like an uncomfortable position but it happens in footy, it's  one of those things you can't control.''

The only player put on report in the match was Parramatta prop Junior Paulo for a second half high shot.

Parramatta can ill-afford to lose Mannah for an extended period  having already had key forwards Nathan Peats and Manu Ma'u  sidelined in recent weeks.

The Eels have the bye this week and then face a tough road trip  to Auckland to face the Warriors before taking on South Sydney at  home.

Parramatta also face Manly and Canterbury on their road to the finals and after a brilliant start, the exciting underdogs are  finally feeling the pinch in the 10th place on the ladder.

Mannah says his young side needs to stay patient.

''We're not going into panic stations that's for sure,'' he said.

''Today was one we could have come away with but we're a young  side and need to make sure we get more experienced to play better  at times.''

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