Manly have received a boost ahead of the National Rugby League season, with scans confirming the knee injury suffered by winger David Williams at the Auckland Nines isn't as bad as first feared.
There's no structural damage in his right knee, and Williams, known as "The Wolfman", hasn't given up hope of taking the field for the Sea Eagles' round one clash against Melbourne.
But Newcastle five-eighth Jarrod Mullen could miss up to four months of NRL action with a hamstring injury sustained at the Nines, in a devastating blow to the Knights' Premiership hopes.
It's being reported that the club fears their chief playmaker has torn his hamstring off the bone and could be set for a long lay-off.
The Knights have re-signed promising halfback Tyrone Roberts to a new two-year deal