Catalans Dragons star Todd Carney could miss up to four weeks of action with a broken rib sustained against Salford Red Devils on Saturday afternoon.
The 28-year-old, who was making just his second appearance for the club since joining on a three-year contract earlier this year, was taken to hospital following the high-scoring 40-40 draw in Perpignan.
Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous was adamant that Salford forward Lama Tasi deserved to see red for the challenge, telling reporters: "I said I was worried over the protection of my quality players and it has happened in only his second game.
"I expect Tasi to be charged but I also thought he should have been shown a card."
Catalans find themselves sitting in third place in the Super League table, while opponents Salford are down in eighth.