Shaun Johnson has played his last NRL game in Cronulla colours.
Johnson was at his attacking best against the Bulldogs,until a hamstring tear saw him limp from field.
Subsequent scans and further assessment revealed substantial damage to the hamstring, resulting in him not being able to return to play in the 2021 season.
Sharks coach Josh Hannay, praised his experienced playmaker for his contribution over the last three years.
"Shaun is disappointed and we're disappointed for him. It's a tragic, season-ending injury," Hannay said.
"It's not the way he wanted to end his time here at the Sharks and it's a reminder you don't always get the fairytale ending."
In 2020 Johnson had an outstanding season and was awarded the Porter-Gallen Medal as the Sharks player of the year.
The Kiwi international joined the Sharks at the start of the 2019 season and has gone on to play 44 games at Cronulla, kicking 119 goals and scoring six tries.
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