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St George Illawarra Dragons prop Mose Masoe has undergone knee surgery and will commence his rehabilitation immediately.

The Toa Samoa international underwent arthroscopy surgery to remove a ‘cyclops lesion’ (otherwise known as localised anterior arthrofibrosis) within his right knee.

Masoe's recovery period is presently indefinite due to previous recent surgical history on his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).

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The propr originally suffered an ACL injury in his right knee midway through the previous pre-season which has since kept him sidelined and unable to debut for the Club.

During this recovery period the forward had to undergo several surgeries due to unforeseen complications with this most recent operation intended to restore a range of motion in his knee.

“We’re still working on some troubles with his knee,” said Dragons Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth.

“During the break he came in voluntarily and wanted to do a running session and both our lead physiotherapist Chris Bailey and myself looked at his knee and it appeared he had a mechanical problem there.

“Fortunately I have a good relationship with a high-regarded surgeon who I contacted and asked for their assistance to observe Masoe’s knee.

“Following on from scans and further opinions we discovered what we call a ‘cyclops lesion’ sitting in his lateral compartment of his knee which confirmed our thoughts.

“Masoe has had surgery to remove this ‘cyclops lesion’ and we feel this is a mechanical solution to a mechanical problem and will restore his range of motion in his knee.

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“Consequently this will also help him with his running.

“Considering the year he has had this is in fact the happiest I’ve seen him and he feels with the mechanical solution to the mechanical problem we have an understanding of what has gone on.”

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