South Sydney Rabbitohs full-back Latrell Mitchell will miss the rest of the NRL season after rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring.
Mitchell did the damage when team-mate Jaxson Paulo landed on him in a tackle during the 38-0 thrashing of the high-flying Parramatta Eels on Thursday.
The 23-year-old, who joined the Rabbitohs from city rivals Sydney Roosters in January, will play no further part in the Bunnies' bid to be crowned premiers.
South Sydney have not put a timeframe on Mitchell's absence as he prepares to visit a surgeon with a view to undergoing surgery.
A brief statement from the club said: "Rabbitohs full-back Latrell Mitchell had scans on his injured hamstring today.
"Mitchell has ruptured the proximal hamstring tendon in his left leg. He will be assessed by a surgeon with a view to repairing the tendon.
"Mitchell will be unfit for the remainder of the 2020 season."
Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett had hoped Mitchell would be fit for the finals.
He said after the hammering of the Eels: "He's done his hamstring but we're just not sure of the seriousness of it.
"It's probably won't be anything under a month but hopefully he'll be back in a month."