Reynolds sets sights on Warriors after 'scary' NRL fall

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Adam Reynolds is confident he'll only miss one NRL game as he recovers from the "scary" fall that left him lying motionless without feeling in his hands.

The Brisbane halfback was concussed and stretchered off against Melbourne on May 11 after his diving effort to ground a ball for a try went awry.

Reynolds won't play against Penrith on Thursday but, after taking part in the Australian PGA Championship's launch in Brisbane on Tuesday, said he expected to run out against the Warriors next weekend.

"I'm feeling good. Won't play this weekend, but everything's on track," he said.

"I feel like I can play, but the doctor's looking after me and I have to respect their decision."

Reynolds said he was "dazed" after the incident and that there was some concern until the feeling quickly returned to his arms.

"The doctor told me not to move,'' he said.

"There was a loss of feeling in my hands, a burning pain down the shoulder.

"Then I was sitting in the change room, a bit groggy.

"I was little bit concerned, but the pins and needles came back and after that I was fine."

Teammate Corey Oates, who could also return from a knee injury to face the Warriors, painted a more frightening picture.

"When he wasn't moving ... it was pretty concerning, face-down on the turf," Oates said.

"The way he fell, you think of the neck. It was pretty scary.

"So to hear him talk absolute rubbish for 20 minutes (on the sideline), it was good to know he was all right."

Jock Madden will wear the No.7 against the Panthers, his second appearance for the club after partnering Reynolds in a loss to South Sydney.

"He's a pretty switched-on kid, knows how to get a team around the park," Reynolds said.

"It's his team on Thursday night. The boys need to listen to him and no doubt he'll be barking orders."