After an unbelievable finish to the match against Penrith at Brookvale Oval, the Sea Eagles have been dealt a huge blow just one week out from their 10th straight finals appearance.
Tireless backrower Jamie Buhrer has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after rupturing his ACL in the come from behind victory.
Buhrer, who scored the sides first points of the afternoon, had been filling in at dummy-half before he went off in the 71st minute.
Sea Eagles Coach Geoff Toovey said Buhrer was obviously upset with the outcome.
"He's pretty upset about the whole thing and rightfully so, he's been playing some good football for us," Toovey said.
Meanwhile, regular 80-minute-man Matt Ballin (right leg) will be monitored throughout the week and given every chance to continue his run of 182 consecutive games for the Club in Townsville on Saturday night.
The hooker was missing for the entire second period but Toovey was optimistic when asked after the match of his chances.
"Matty Ballin's got a bit of a cork, I think he'll be OK," Toovey said. "Again we'll have to wait and see tomorrow but Jamie Buhrer is the main concern."
Brenton Lawrence is continuing his rehabilitation from a knee injury that saw him miss his first game of the season but is expected to recover in time to take on the Cowboys at 1300 SMILES Stadium.