[AAP Reports] South Sydney enforcer Sam Burgess says he's been cleared of any "serious damage" to his right shoulder but could still miss part of the NRL season.
Burgess underwent scans on Tuesday morning after injuring himself in the second half of the Rabbitohs' 34-18 romp over Canberra at GIO Stadium.
The English international was upbeat on social media after receiving the results, but gave no indication as to whether he still needed time on the sidelines.
"Scan results on my shoulder were positive this morning. No serious damage. Thanks for everyone's messages and well wishes. Back to business," he posted on Twitter.
Burgess, who's heading to Bath in England's top rugby union competition at season's end, has a history of shoulder problems.
While it was his left shoulder that plagued him in 2010-11, he previously underwent a full reconstruction on his right shoulder during his time with Bradford in the English Super League.
Post-match on Monday, Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire said the shoulder hadn't been dislocated or subluxed this time round but admitted the injury had Burgess worried.
"Sam is a bit concerned about it. Until you get the scans you won't know exactly what it is," Maguire said.
"Sam said it was sore internally. We'll have to play it by ear."
While the Rabbitohs jumped to second spot behind Manly with the win, Burgess's shoulder problem was just one of a number of concerns to their title hopes encountered during the match.
John Sutton of South Sydney Rabbitohs Photo: Getty Images
Captain John Sutton will miss up to three weeks after suffering a medial ligament damage in his knee and Kyle Turner went off with concussion in the first half.
Forward Ben Te'o is also set to sit out Sunday's clash with Newcastle after being charged with a grade one dangerous throw for a lifting tackle on Jarrod Croker.
He'll cop a one-game suspension regardless of his plea, but risks a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully fights the charge.
Earlier On Triple M
Sam Burgess of South Sydney Rabbitohs Photo: Getty Images
Souths might have moved up to second on the NRL ladder following their dominating 34-18 win over the Raiders on Monday night, but it might have been costly for Sam Burgess and John Sutton with the pair to have scans today on respective shoulder and knee injuries.
Sutton is expected to be out for three games, while Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire told Triple M NRL Burgess is fearing the worst.
"He's obviously concerned because there's a lot in front of him," he said.
"But until we actually sort of work out what it si Im just making it up really. but there is some concern there, definitely."
Souths could also have a problem with Ben Te'o under scrutiny for a lifting tackle in the second half. Watch the video below from the 2.33-minute mark.
Raiders Vs Rabbitohs Highlights
Triple M NRL Verdict
Peter Sterling, Andrew Johns, Bill Harrigan and Dan Ginnane wrap up the final round 20 match, a victory for the Rabbitohs 34-18 over the Raiders at GIO Stadium.