Connor O’Brien, Gold Coast Bulletin

Tweed Seagulls skipper Cheyne Whitelaw admits he is uncertain about his immediate playing future after suffering his second season-ending knee injury inside 13 months.

Whitelaw was confirmed to have ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Tweed’s last start Intrust Super Cup loss to Papua New Guinea, just 372 days after doing the same damage in a match at Rockhampton.

“It sucks but it’s footy,” said the 24-year-old, who won’t undergo surgery until at least next month.

Whitelaw, a workhorse, has vowed to do whatever he can to help the Seagulls push on for a finals berth in his absence on the field.

“We’re lucky that we have got pretty good depth in our squad and I’ll definitely still be around the boys and will help wherever I can, whether it’s with drills or just encouraging them,” he said.

“Hopefully I can watch the boys win a few games and keep travelling the way we have been.”