Relieved South Sydney forward Sam Burgess is confident he’ll be back on the field within a month after scans revealed only minor damage to his troublesome left shoulder. The England international re-injured his left shoulder just 30 minutes in to his comeback match from off-season surgery against the Roosters on Friday night. Burgess, 22, admits he feared the worst after coming off second best in an attempted tackle on New Zealand centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall in the Bunnies’ 40-29 loss. But the likeable giant could hardly wipe the smile of his face when he emerged to front a large media pack on Monday morning. “I got some fairly good results this morning, there was a little bit of damage in there but it’s better than I expected on Friday night,” a relieved Burgess said at Redfern Oval. “Fingers crossed I’ll be back out there in two to four weeks.” “I’ll work hard on some rehab and we’ll go from there.” Burgess dismissed suggestions he tried to return from his off-season injury too soon. “It was a bit of a shock, I trained really well and the shoulder had been really strong in training so I felt really confident to play,” he said. “I contemplated going back out on Friday night but the risks were too high.” The news is not so good for backrower Ben Lowe and prop Scott Geddes. Lowe is expected to miss up to four months with a fractured foot while Geddes’ season appears over after the 30-year-old ruptured his achilles tendon in Round 1. The Rabbitohs are expected to be boosted by the return of Michael Crocker ahead of Sunday’s clash against the Bulldogs.

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