"It’s not great."
Following the Knights win over the Tigers, Nathan Brown all but confirmed Mitchell Pearce will not return to the NRL in 2018.
The former Roosters captain tore his pectoral muscle during the Knights win with scans to confirm the extent of the injury but it doesn't look good for 'Junior'.
It will be a huge blow for the Knights chances of making the finals this year and according to Paul Kent and Gorden Tallis it could be the end of Newcastle.
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