Broncos skipper Reynolds set to miss Penrith clash

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Brisbane captain Adam Reynolds has been cleared of serious injury after he was stretchered from AAMI Park in a neck brace but is set to miss next round's clash with premiers Penrith.

The veteran halfback hit his head after diving in an unsuccessful attempt to ground a loose ball for a try and lay motionless on the ground.

He was able to wiggle his fingers as he was taken in a medi-cab from the field midway through the first half, with the Storm taking out the match 24-16.

Coach Kevin Walters said that Reynolds, who was ruled out of the match with concussion, was still "groggy" after the game.

"He's not too good in there," Walters said of Reynolds in the change-room.

"He's a little bit groggy but his shoulder is a bit crook as well," Walter said.

"We'll just have to wait and get him back to Brisbane and see how he is.

"I wouldn't think he'd be playing next week but we'll get him back when he's fit and healthy."

The Broncos are hosting the Panthers at Suncorp Stadium next Friday night in a top four clash.

Walters lauded his team's showing after losing their chief playmaker.

"That was the thing I liked about our performance without our captain - he's been our leader and playing some good footy for us and they marched on without him so that's the thing I'm proud about - the effort was certainly there.

"Losing your captain is tough but they handled it well to stay in the contest for as long as they did, right down to the wire."