Brisbane winger Denan Kemp had fluid drained from his lungs on Monday after spending Sunday night in hospital.
While team-mate Israel Folau underwent surgery to repair a compound dislocation of the ring finger on his right hand, Kemp remained in hospital with broken ribs following the 48-16 loss to the Warriors at Lang Park on Sunday.
“He’s pretty bad,” Broncos coach Ivan Henjak said.
“He’s still in hospital. He had his lungs drained today (Monday), he is pretty crook.
“He’s looking at two months or more on the sidelines.”
The 83-kilogram Kemp emerged from a three-man tackle on Warriors’ winger Manu Vatuvei, who tips the scales at 112kg, midway through the first half clutching at his side and doubled over.
He bravely tried to get back in position on the right wing knowing Folau had already left the field.
“He did incredibly well to stay on the field,” Henjak said.
Folau’s bone was protruding after he drove his hand into the turf trying to ground a Peter Wallace bomb in the 20th minute.
“Hopefully Izzy will only be three to four weeks, which is the best we could have hoped for,” Henjak said.
Apart from finding replacements for Folau and Kemp ahead of Good Friday’s clash with Sydney Roosters, Henjak could also lose up-and-coming utility Matt Gillett, who again impressed with his skills against the Warriors before suffering a corked thigh in the second half.