Brothers will be without halfback Cameron Breust indefinitely as he continues to struggle with an Achilles tendon complaint.
Breust is waiting on scan results to reveal the full extent of the problem but will miss the clash with Albury at Equex Centre on Sunday.
It’s been an issue for most of the season and Breust is hoping for some positive news.
“Hopefully at this stage it is just a couple of weeks, but depending on some results it could be a bit worse,” Breust said.
An ankle injury heading into the clash with Cootamundra has made the issue worse.
“I had huge issues in the pre-season with it and it was fine until I did my ankle at training,” he said.
“It has been an absolute disaster since.
“I played those couple of games and definitely should have not played.”
Breust is also really disappointed to not be right to tackle his former club.
He kicked a field goal to down them in the round one and was looking forward to the rematch.
“It is going to be hard to watch from the sidelines especially with us (Brothers) having so much momentum going forward,” Breust said.
“It is disappointing to going to have to watch the boys instead of being out there with them.”
Braid Cain will come into halfback for the clash.
He performed well when given the chance in the seven jumper against the Bulldogs at the last minute when Bruest withdrew in the warm-up.
Breust is confident he will step up to the mark again.
“The boys have a bit of confidence in him so he will go really well for us,” Breust said.
Coach Terry Westblade is another set to miss the clash after being hospitalised for most of the week due to an infection.
Meanwhile Cootamundra has signed former NSW Jarrod Brackenhofer from Mounties.