Now having undergone surgery, Panthers fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak took the time to compose a message for his fans, friends and family. He posted the following on his Instagram account yesterday:

"Surgery went well!! On the road to recovery now!! Can't wait to get back out on the field! Thankyou to everyone for the support! It's really helping me through this! Especially my Heavenly Father helping me through every trial in my life! Most importantly my beautiful family and partner! Been there for me from the start! I'm truly lucky to have them by my side! Couldn't ask for anything else!! #familiesareforever"

We will endeavour to keep you updated on Dallin's recovery and can't wait to see him back on the field in the very near future.