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Matulino suffers post-surgery infection

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/02/2017

Injured Warriors prop Ben Matulino may face further time on the sidelines after suffering a post-surgery infection.

The 28-year-old underwent surgery on his left knee in early January, just three months after a procedure on his right knee.

However he has since experienced post-surgery complications and could be seen wearing an antibiotic pack on his arm at Wednesday's NRL season launch.

He was already expected to miss the early stages of the 2017 NRL campaign, starting next Sunday against the Knights, but may now remain out longer.

Players such as Sam Lisone, Charlie Gubb and Albert Vete are expected to fill in alongside veteran Jacob Lillyman during Matulino's absence.

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