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NRL: Sea Eagles hit by double blow

The Manly Sea Eagles have been hit by the news that Brad Parker and Jason Saab are facing a month on the sidelines after picking up injuries.

The Sea Eagles are priced at 1/4 to finish in the top eight and play finals and their hopes of making ground over the next four weeks have suffered a setback with the loss of two key players.

Rabbitohs defeat

Manly suffered an 18-point defeat against South Sydney on Friday night and just to rub salt in to the wounds both Parker and Saab suffered injuries.

Parker left the field just after half-time with a knee injury and did not return. Saab managed to play the whole game but the Sea Eagles have since reported he is facing a spell in the treatment room with a toe injury.

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The Sea Eagles broke the news via a statement on the club’s website.

It read: “Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have been dealt another injury blow ahead of Saturday's home match against the Wests Tigers at 4 Pines Park.

“Centre Brad Parker suffered a partially torn ACL ligament against South Sydney last Friday night. He will now undergo rehabilitation work for a month before being reassessed.

“Winger Jason Saab suffered a toe ligament injury against Souths and will be out for between 3-4 weeks.”

Lawton wait

The news comes as Manly are already facing up to the prospect of being without Karl Lawton for some time.

He was sent off for a spear tackle on Souths skipper Cameron Murray and is waiting to discover his fate from the judiciary.

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