Scans have confirmed Panthers prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard has suffered a broken jaw in pre-season training.
The small fracture is unrelated to the major jaw injury the 25-year-old suffered last season.
"It's not in the same place as his previous fracture," Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM posted on Twitter.
"It's not as serious. He will see (the) surgeon to make sure but we anticipate no surgery required.
"He won't be chewing his food during the Christmas break. But he will be right for trial matches."
The Panthers will face South Sydney in a trial game at Redfern Oval on Saturday 23 February before a final pre-season showdown with Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium on Saturday 2 March.