Canberra captain Croker set to miss start of NRL season

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Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker is set to miss the first three games of the NRL season with a dislocated kneecap.

Centre Croker suffered the injury in the All Stars match on Friday and later revealed that he is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.

Posting on Twitter, Croker wrote: "Thanks for all the kind messages of support, it means a lot. Dislocated knee cap, very disappointing! Hopefully around 6 weeks [out]."

A six-week absence would see Croker miss the season opener with the North Queensland Cowboys as well as the home games with defending champions Cronulla Sharks and Wests Tigers.

He could return to face Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on March 24.