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Warriors lose Lousi for the season

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/05/2016

Another knee injury has ruled Warriors utility forward Sione Lousi out for the NRL season.

The injury-prone Lousi needs surgery for the second serious ligament injury of his career, having hobbled off during Sunday's 26-10 home win over St George Illawarra.

His latest setback comes just four weeks after making his return from an off-season wrist operation.

He played three games for the Warriors reserve team before completing 21 minutes off the bench against the Dragons in what was his 50th NRL appearance.

The 26-year-old felt pain in his left knee, having suffered the same damage to his right knee which ended his 2013 season prematurely.

Lousi joins fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and utility Ben Henry in suffering season-ending knee injuries.

In better news for the club, medical staff are hopeful Simon Mannering (facial cut) and Tuimoala Lolohea (knee) will be fit for the next game against Penrith in Christchurch on May 14.

The pair missed the Dragons game and were unavailable for this week's Kiwis test against Australia.

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