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Queensland forward Tim Glasby will miss Newcastle's crucial clash with the Cowboys on Saturday after suffering a concussion in last weekend's loss to Parramatta.

Canterbury Cup young guns Beau Fermor (torn ACL) and Phoenix Crossland (foot injury) have been ruled out for the rest of the season.
 

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Knights utility Connor Watson will miss their must-win game against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on Saturday after being diagnosed with a low-grade MCL injury to his knee.

Hooker Slade Griffin, recovering from a fourth knee reconstruction, will not return this season.
 

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Newcastle winger Edrick Lee and hooker Danny Levi won't play again this season after being ruled out against Penrith.
 
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Knights prop David Klemmer was fined over a contrary conduct charge after he was found to have abused an NRL match official during Newcastle's heavy loss at Penrith on Sunday.

Klemmer was handed a grade-one offence for the 75th-minute incident, which incured a $1150 fine after he submitted an early guilty plea.
 

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Knights enforcer David Klemmer says his long-term wrist injury is "getting stronger" despite forgoing surgery.

The prop required needling for much of the NRL season after suffering ligament damage at the start of the year.

He also broke his wrist playing for NSW in the State of Origin opener but opted against an operation.

Having now returned to pre-season training after representing Australia in two recent Tests, Klemmer said he's on the improve.

"The physios have been looking after me here. They've been great to me," he said.

"The wrist feels good at the moment, it's getting stronger."
 
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Starford To’a has suffered a pre-season setback with the winger set to have surgery to repair an injured finger.

“He’s got a bony mallet injury to his finger. He needs surgical intervention to get it reduced.

 

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Teenage Newcastle playmaker Phoenix Crossland will miss the trials and NRL Nines in February as he recovers from bone bruising on the hip. The five-eighth is expected to be back "very early" in the NRL season. Crossland had groin issues late last year and was struggling with the physical demands of pre-season when the bone bruising was found. "[It] is a significant injury which you have to take a really conservative approach with," Knights head of performance Balin Cupples said. "We've done that with Phoenix. He's come through the majority of that now, he's just getting back on the field."

Another Newcastle teen in centre Bradman Best should be fine to play in the trials despite being made to wear a moon boot after suffering a minor mid-foot sprain at training. Best, who played three NRL games last year, is set to start running again this week.

Mason Lino has been cleared to start full training after an off-season shoulder reconstruction and will be available for the trials.
 

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The Newcastle Knights were soundly beaten on the scoreboard in Maitland and to make matters worse Sione Mata'utia suffered a medial ligament injury.

At 23, Mata'utia has already played 112 games for the Knights and is a key figure in new coach Adam O'Brien's plans for 2020.