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Broncos forward Su'A suffers ankle break

Brisbane back-rower Jaydn Su'A could miss the remainder of the NRL season after he suffered a broken ankle in his team's upset loss to the Warriors.

Su'A limped off in the 44th minute of Sunday's game at Suncorp Stadium, with scans since revealing the break.

It's a major blow for the Broncos and the young forward, who has established himself as a regular NRL starter in recent months.

The 20-year-old was also floated as a potential State of Origin selection for Queensland.

Su'A will visit a surgeon on Tuesday to determine the next course of action.

"With the extent of the injury there is the possibility that he could be out for the rest of the year," said Broncos high performance manager Jeremy Hickmans.

However, there is positive news elsewhere on the injury front for Brisbane.

Both Tevita Pangai junior (hamstring) and James Roberts (Achilles) are in line to overcome their fitness issues and play in Friday's home clash with Penrith.

Pangai missed Sunday's loss to the Warriors but will return to modified training this week and is a chance to feature against the Panthers, Hickmans said.

Roberts is certain to play - although he and the rest of the Broncos contingent who played in Origin III last week will be rested from Tuesday's session at Red Hill.

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