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NRL injuries and suspensions: Brooks, Radley out, Cowboy facing ban

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Wests Tigers five-eighth Luke Brooks could be out for a few matches after suffering a hamstring injury in Sunday night’s loss to the Cowboys.

He faces a short turnaround heading into Friday’s clash with the Bulldogs so Jock Madden is likely to replace him in the side. Jake Simpkin (concussion) and Zane Musgrove (pec) are also under a cloud.

Roosters lock Victor Radley looks set to miss a few weeks after injuring his ankle in the upset win over Parramatta.

“Victor doesn’t usually report injuries at all, medical staff have to pry it out of him,” coach Trent Robinson said. “So when Rads was limping like that it looks like a few weeks.”

Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans picked up corks in Manly’s loss to Brisbane and are fine but centre Ben Trbojevic (shoulder) could be out of this Friday’s CommBank Stadium clash with Parramatta.


North Queensland forward Tom Gilbert has been charged with a Grade 1 Careless High Tackle on Wests Tigers debutant Junior Tupou in the opening minutes of their Magic Round clash.

He could be outed for two games if he contests the charge but can escape with a $3000 fine with an early guilty plea so the Cowboys will likely go with that option.

Storm winger Nick Meaney ($750-$1000 for a careless high tackle), Warriors second-rower Jack Murchie ($1000-$1500 for dangerous contact), Titans forward Sam McIntyre ($1000-$1500 for dangerous contact), Canterbury forward Chris Patolo ($1000-$1500 for a careless high tackle) and Manly prop Toafofoa Sipley ($1000-$1500 for dangerous contact) are facing fines only after also being charged by the Match Review Committee from Magic Round.


Here is the latest NRL injury and suspension news for all 16 clubs for season 2022.

Brisbane Broncos

PlayerReasonReturn time
Tesi NiuHamstringRound 17
Te Maire MartinHipRound 11-12
Albert KellyFootRound 16-17
Brendan Piakura HamstringRound 10

Latest News

Young fullback Tesi Niu and veteran playmaker Albert Kelly are the only long-term concerns.


Canberra Raiders

PlayerReasonReturn time
Semi ValemeiKneeRound 11
Jarrod CrokerShoulderRound 12-13
Jamal FogartyKneeRound 15
Josh HodgsonKnee2023
Harley Smith-ShieldsKnee2023

Latest News


Knees are a problem in the national capital with three regular first-graders on the long-term injury list.

Canterbury Bulldogs

PlayerReasonReturn time
Raymond Faitala-MarinerFootMid-season
Corey AllanHamstringIndefinite
Braidon BurnsHamstringRound 15
Jack HetheringtonShoulder2023
Matt DooreyKneeMid-season

Latest News

Jack Hetherington is facing the rest of the season out with a shoulder injury while outside backs Braidon Burns and Corey Allan have been hamstrung.

Cronulla Sharks

PlayerReasonReturn time
Braden Hamlin-UelePecRound 15
Will KennedySuspendedRound 12
Jesse RamienSuspendedRound 13
Dale FinucaneHead knock, kneeRound 12

Latest News

Sharks prop Braden Hamlin-Uele is their only long-term injury worry.

Gold Coast Titans

PlayerReasonReturn time
Joe VunaKneeMid-season
Patrick HerbertCheekboneRound 12-13
David FifitaKneeRound 12-13
Shallin FullerLeg2023

Latest News

The Titans have copped a massive blow with star forward David Fifita and centre Patrick Herbert out at least a month.

Manly Sea Eagles

PlayerReasonReturn time
Brad ParkerKneeIndefinite
Jason SaabToeRound 12
Ben TrbojevicShoulderRound 11-12
Karl LawtonSuspendedRound 13

Latest News

Brad Parker may not play again with fears he has torn his ACL.

Melbourne Storm

PlayerReasonReturn time
Bronson GarlickBroken legIndefinite
George JenningsKnee2023
Christian WelchAchillesRound 25
Reimis SmithPectoralJuly-August
Ryan PapenhuyzenKnee/HamstringRound 11-12
Tepai MoeroaShoulderRound 15

Latest News

Melbourne have had plenty of injury worries this season but Craig Bellamy’s system keeps on keeping on.

New Zealand Warriors

PlayerReasonReturn time
Chanel Harris-TavitaRuptured testicleRound 12-13
Ash TaylorHipRetirement
Euan Aitken Head knockRound 11
Josh CurranKneeRound 13-14
Tohu HarrisKneeMid-season

Latest News

The Warriors have an extensive injury toll and playmaker Ash Taylor has been forced to retire due to ongoing hip problems.

Newcastle Knights

PlayerReasonReturn time
Hymel HuntCheekboneRound 12-14
Jack JohnsArmTBC
Dane GagaiCheekboneRound 12
Jayden BraileyAchillesJuly
Kurt MannAnkleRound 11
Dom YoungKneeRound 12-14
Jirah MomoiseaElbowRound 12-14

Latest News

Newcastle are really suffering, with plenty of starters sidelined.

North Queensland Cowboys

PlayerReasonReturn time
Mitchell DunnKnee2023
Lachlan BurrHipRetired

Latest News

The Cowboys have had a few minor bumps and bruises to start the season but a couple of major ones also with Lachlan Burr forced to retire and Mitchell Dunn out for the year.

Parramatta Eels

PlayerReasonReturn time
Ray StoneKnee2023
Haze DunsterKnee2023
Maika SivoKneeMid-season
Marate NiukoreHamstringRound 12-13
Solomone NaidukiHamstringRound 10-11
Waqa BlakeKneeIndefinite

Latest News

The Eels have had a few injuries in the outside backs.

Penrith Panthers

PlayerReasonReturn time
Ivan ClearyKnee infectionRound 11

Latest News

Penrith are injury free but coach Ivan Cleary (knee infection) has missed the past two games.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

PlayerReasonReturn time
Jacob HostShoulderRound 12-13
Mark NichollsAnkleRound 11
Jed CartwrightBackIndefinite
Michael Chee KamBackRound 21
Latrell MitchellHamstringRound 13

Latest News

Latrell Mitchell is a big out for the Bunnies and will likely miss Origin 1. Michael Chee Kam is also suffering from a back problem which will keep him out for months.

St George Illawarra Dragons

PlayerReasonReturn time
Max FeagaiAnkleRound 11
Jaydn Su’AAnkleIndefinite

Latest News

The Dragons had a lot of absentees early in the season but have close to a full roster available.

Sydney Roosters

PlayerReasonReturn time
Victor RadleyAnkleTBC
Adam KeighranAnkleRound 10-11
Sam VerrillsCollarboneTBC

Latest News

It is a near clean bill of health at the Roosters.

Wests Tigers

PlayerReasonReturn time
Luciano LeiluaHamstringRound 10-11
Shawn BloreKnee2023
Luke BrooksHamstringTBC
Daine LaurieKneeRound 12-14
Adam DoueihiKnee Mid-season
Tommy TalauKnee Mid-season

Latest News

The Wests Tigers have several players out of action as they try to salvage their season.