Injury update: Paul Vaughan

St George Illawarra Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided the following injury update on Dragons front-rower Paul Vaughan.

Vaughan was folded over awkwardly on his right leg in a three-man tackle in the early stages of the Dragons' 18-12 loss to the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday afternoon.

While there has been plenty of conjecture regarding Vaughan's injury, Pickworth confirmed on Tuesday afternoon what lies ahead for the New South Wales Origin representative

"Paul Vaughan suffered a syndemosis injury against the Warriors," Pickworth said.

"The scans and follow up consolations with specialists has given us an estimated return to play around the four-week mark."

Be sure to keep an eye out for any further injury updates later this week in the SMAI High Performance Update.