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Westfund Injury Update: Waqa Blake

The Panthers have been dealt a major injury blow with centre Waqa Blake sidelined for up to ten weeks with a knee injury.

Scans on Friday revealed Blake suffered a grade three medial ligament tear in Thursday's win over Parramatta .

The 24-year-old Fijian international suffered the injury while making a tackle in the first half at Bankwest Stadium and didn't return following the half-time interval.

Panthers coach Ivan Cleary will confirm Blake's replacement on Tuesday when he names his side to face Manly Sea Eagles at Panthers Stadium.

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