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Injury Update: Waqa Blake

Panthers centre Waqa Blake will be sidelined for at least eight weeks following confirmation he requires surgery for his syndesmosis injury.

The 23-year-old suffered the right ankle injury after being tackled in the second half of last Sunday's victory over Parramatta.

It was initially hoped Blake could avoid surgery and target a return to action within four weeks, however specialist medical advice has indicated going under the knife is his best option for a full recovery.

Panthers coach Anthony Griffin has opted to shift Isaah Yeo to the centres for Sunday's showdown with Gold Coast Titans at Panthers Stadium.

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.