Paul Gallen injury does not require surgery

Last updated 14:45 14/07/2014
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PAUL GALLEN: The Cronulla skipper has put off surgery on an injured bicep and will return to face the Warriors on Sunday.

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Paul Gallen will play again for Cronulla this season after scans on his injured bicep revealed he will not require surgery.

The Sharks skipper tore his upper right bicep in Sunday's loss to Newcastle and it was feared the NSW and Kangaroos representative would miss the rest of the NRL season.

But in some rare good news for the Sharks in 2014, Gallen will play again this year.

"Early indications are he won't require surgery," a Sharks official said today.

Gallen will consult a specialist today when a full diagnosis will be known.

The injury isn't as severe as that suffered by Wests Tigers playmaker Braith Anasta, who underwent surgery on a bicep complaint last week that may have ended his 15-year NRL career.

However Gallen's problem is worse than that of Manly forward Anthony Watmough who has managed to play through much of the year with a bicep problem.

NSW's Watmough will return from a three game suspension for a dangerous throw on Nate Myles in State of Origin II last month in Manly's round 19 clash with St George Illawarra next Monday.

The Sharks are no chance of qualifying for the NRL final series but with eight regular season rounds remaining Gallen could be expected to play the majority of those.

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