Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has this afternoon undergone surgery on his injured left shoulder.

The arthroscope revealed further issues with his shoulder that needed attention, the result of which will see Slater sidelined for 6-8 months.

The surgeon was very happy with the surgery and is confident Slater will make a full and successful recovery.

Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said, “While we are hugely disappointed to hear the extent of Billy’s injury, we are very pleased to hear the medical team expect him to make a full and successful recovery.”

Slater will have some time away from the Club before commencing his rehabilitation program to return to the field as soon as possible.