Newcastle forward Pauli Pauli will undergo scans next week which will decide his NRL playing future following his horrific car crash.
Pauli was on Saturday released from Gosford Hospital after suffering a dislocated hip in a seven-car pile up on the M1 on Wednesday night.
The club admitted his immediate playing future was unknown and did not know whether he would be fit for the 2017 season which opens against the Warriors on March 5.
Pauli will be restricted to light duties in the interim with his outlook to become clearer later in the week.
Paul’s manager Isaac Moses had told News Corp Australia that the 22-year-old prop was in good spirits and optimistic about his recovery.
Pauli has made 48 NRL appearances after beginning his career at Parramatta in 2014 before moving to the Knights in 2016.