Kurt Gidley confirms his NRL season is over

Last updated 16:55 07/05/2012

Relevant offers

League

Changes galore: 12th Man announces 'new' Kiwis line-up Prescription drugs the latest pressure-relief valve for young sports stars Parramatta Eels not punished sufficiently for salary cap breach: Geoff Toovey Parramatta Eels allowed to accrue NRL points while directors pursue legal action From watching the Kiwis in prison to making NZ debut for Manu Ma'u Stephen Kearney brushes off nightmare buildup as Kiwis revert to underdog status Five of the best New Zealand Kiwis v Australian Kangaroos rugby league tests Mitchell Pearce wants to skip State of Origin to focus on rehabilitation Parramatta Eels skipper Kieran Foran receives apology from radio host Jackie O Kangaroos must stop back-rower Jason Taumalolo, says captain Cameron Smith

Newcastle captain Kurt Gidley has confirmed his NRL season is over with the Knights utility to undergo a shoulder reconstruction.

Gidley dislocated his shoulder for the second time this season against Penrith last week and visited his surgeon in Sydney on Monday when it was confirmed he would be sidelined for the rest of 2012.

"I'm really really disappointed to announce that my season is unfortunately over. Need a shoulder reconstruction. Devastating," Gidley said on his Twitter account.

The news is a massive blow to the Knights, who have also lost Danny Buderus (Achilles) for around a month, with the side turning in a below-par effort without the duo in Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content