Gold Coast Titans prop Bodene Thompson will miss three NRL games after entering an early guilty plea to a careless high tackle.
Thompson was charged with a grade five offence in Saturday night’s match against the Canberra Raiders.
His tackle broke the jaw of Canberra’s Travis Waddell.
His early guilty plea will save him a trip to the NRL judiciary in Sydney on Wednesday night.
Meanwhile Titans coach John Cartwright has downplayed an injury to five-eighth Greg Bird ahead of this Saturday night’s clash against North Queensland.
The former Test player left training early this morning to receive treatment on a neck injury, but Cartwright has dismissed suggestions Bird will not be fit to play the Cowboys.
Cartwright has indicated Preston Campbell will replace injured skipper Scott Prince at half-back and William Zillman will start at full-back.
Prince has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a broken thumb.