Captain Adam Reynolds injury has gone from bad to worse as he…

Payne Haas is set to miss the next 4-6 weeks in a massive new blow for the Brisbane Broncos. Coach Kevin Walters revealed on Wednesday that Haas wouldn’t play against the Panthers on Thursday night, and the Broncos announcement later that the prop is booked in for surgery on his right knee.

“Payne met with a specialist today and it was decided the best course of action was for him to have an arthroscopy next week,” Broncos performance chief Dave Ballard said on Wednesday night. “We always put the long-term health of the player first and even though Payne will miss some games now, we will get a much better result once he returns with the bulk of the season still to play. This kind of surgery has a recovery of up to six weeks, but we know that Payne is always very dedicated to his rehab and we expect no different this time around.”

The Broncos will also be without captain Adam Reynolds for the NRL grand final rematch, after the halfback aggravated a knee injury of his own. The Broncos revealed on Saturday that Reynolds had escaped serious injury after leaving the field with 10 minutes remaining in Brisbane’s win over Souths last Thursday night.But scans revealed a medial collateral ligament (MCL) strain – a recurrence of an injury Reynolds sustained in the pre-season. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Broncos coach Walters said his veteran halfback won’t play against the Panthers in round three. “Reyno won’t be playing and won’t be named. He is out,” Walters said, revealing Jock Madden would take over the No.7 jersey.