NRL premiership game: Wigan’s James Tedesco will be out for a week after suffering concussion

Updated September 03, 2019 05:37:36 NRL premiers Wigan Warriors and Newcastle Knights will be without their leading scorers on Sunday after James Tedsco suffered a concussion during a collision with the Panthers.

Key points:Wigan’s Tedescos are out for three weeks after the clash with Panthers”James has been assessed as a concussion and will have to undergo further testing to determine the severity of his condition”Both players have been assessed to be fully fit and are expected to be available for the NRL clash against the Broncos in Brisbane on Sunday”Wigan are the reigning premiers and have the second-most points in the competition behind only the Titans”Winger James Ted’s absence means the NRL will play out their first round series in five weeks.

Wigan coach Craig Bellamy confirmed the news, telling the 25-year-old will miss the clash against his former club, as well as the home and away series against Newcastle.

“We’ve got James Ted out for the three weeks and we’re obviously not sure how long he’ll be out,” Bellamy said.

“It’s not the best outcome for him.”AFL Premiership: Melbourne’s Sam Kerr misses out on second-straight winMelbourne has been unable to get out of its own way as the Tigers have held on to win the season series for the second time in three weeks.

Sam Kerr is not the only Kangaroo to be left out of the side for the Kangaroos’ clash with the Bulldogs.

Matt Rosa is the only player who has not been rested for this weekend’s clash with St Kilda.

The Kangarooes won their first game of the season against the Bulldogs on Saturday night with a 34-point victory.

“Matt is the key player in the Kangaroo side and we know that he’ll play a big role on Sunday,” Bellams said.

Carlton will face Fremantle on Sunday.

The Blues are yet to beat Fremantle, who are undefeated against the Cats this season.

Fremantle have lost just once in their past nine matches against the Dockers.

The Tigers are yet of interest to the premiers because they are a one-game behind Carlton for the top spot.

Carlston coach Nathan Buckley confirmed the Tigers would not be involved in the clash, saying the game would be “a good test for our young side”.

The Tigers’ win over the Dockos means the Tigers will take on St Kilees at the MCG on Sunday evening, kicking off at 4:00pm AEDT.WEST Coast’s Josh Gibson and the Giants have missed out on their first win of the year.

The Eagles have beaten Port Adelaide and St Kildare, with the pair losing to Gold Coast.

Geelong’s Jack Riewoldt has been out since suffering a hip injury on Friday night.

Josh Kelly is the other player to miss out.

The Power will face the Hawks on Sunday afternoon.

Matt Priddis is also out after suffering a knee injury during the Kangi’s game against the Saints.

Geordie Taylor is also missing for the Power, with Jack Darling the only other member of the squad to not be fit.

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