Soliola reveals horrific facial fracture

Canberra forward Sia Soliola could miss the rest of the regular season after scans confirmed he suffered a facial fracture in last night's win over St George Illawarra.

Soliola suffered the injury after a head clash with Dragons prop Blake Lawrie and was taken to hospital immediately after the incident.

The club said Soliola will meet with a surgeon on Monday once the swelling subsides, which will give a clearer indication of how long he'll be sidelined for.

But Canberra coach Ricky Stuart told the ABC earlier today that it's likely to be a three-month injury, effectively ending the 33-year-old's season.

The big forward could at least joke about the incident on Saturday, posting a scan of his fractured face to Instagram with the caption "at least my teeth are intact."

Soliola's name is the latest on a growing injury list for Canberra, with John Bateman and Corey Horsburgh also sidelined.

The Raiders play Melbourne next Saturday.

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