Bulldogs lose Montoya for NRL season

Scott Bailey

Canterbury winger Marcelo Montoya has been ruled out for the rest of the NRL season with a serious hamstring injury.

Montoya was taken to hospital after he ruptured his hamstring tendon while playing for the Bulldogs in reserve grade on Saturday night, but will not require surgery.

It came after he made way for the returning Josh Morris against Canberra, having played every other game this season for the Bulldogs.

He joins high-profile five-eighth Kieran Foran and Kiwi forward Raymond Faitala-Mariner on the sideline for the rest of the year as the Bulldogs continue to endure a horror season.

Moses Mbye and Aaron Woods have also both left the club in recent weeks to ease salary-cap pressure while Canterbury sit just one win above Parramatta in the battle to avoid the wooden spoon.