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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.
|Tesi Niu||Hamstring||Round 17|
|Te Maire Martin||Hip||Round 11-12|
|Albert Kelly||Foot||Round 16-17|
|Brendan Piakura||Hamstring||Round 10|
Young fullback Tesi Niu and veteran playmaker Albert Kelly are the only long-term concerns.
|Semi Valemei||Knee||Round 11|
|Jarrod Croker||Shoulder||Round 12-13|
|Jamal Fogarty||Knee||Round 15|
Knees are a problem in the national capital with three regular first-graders on the long-term injury list.
|Braidon Burns||Hamstring||Round 15|
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.
|Braden Hamlin-Uele||Pec||Round 15|
|Will Kennedy||Suspended||Round 12|
|Jesse Ramien||Suspended||Round 13|
|Dale Finucane||Head knock, knee||Round 12|
Sharks prop Braden Hamlin-Uele is their only long-term injury worry.
|Patrick Herbert||Cheekbone||Round 12-13|
|David Fifita||Knee||Round 12-13|
The Titans have copped a massive blow with star forward David Fifita and centre Patrick Herbert out at least a month.
|Jason Saab||Toe||Round 12|
|Ben Trbojevic||Shoulder||Round 11-12|
|Karl Lawton||Suspended||Round 13|
Brad Parker may not play again with fears he has torn his ACL.
|Bronson Garlick||Broken leg||Indefinite|
|Christian Welch||Achilles||Round 25|
|Ryan Papenhuyzen||Knee/Hamstring||Round 11-12|
|Tepai Moeroa||Shoulder||Round 15|
Melbourne have had plenty of injury worries this season but Craig Bellamy’s system keeps on keeping on.
|Chanel Harris-Tavita||Ruptured testicle||Round 12-13|
|Euan Aitken||Head knock||Round 11|
|Josh Curran||Knee||Round 13-14|
The Warriors have an extensive injury toll and playmaker Ash Taylor has been forced to retire due to ongoing hip problems.
|Hymel Hunt||Cheekbone||Round 12-14|
|Dane Gagai||Cheekbone||Round 12|
|Kurt Mann||Ankle||Round 11|
|Dom Young||Knee||Round 12-14|
|Jirah Momoisea||Elbow||Round 12-14|
Newcastle are really suffering, with plenty of starters sidelined.
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.
|Marate Niukore||Hamstring||Round 12-13|
|Solomone Naiduki||Hamstring||Round 10-11|
The Eels have had a few injuries in the outside backs.
|Ivan Cleary||Knee infection||Round 11|
Penrith are injury free but coach Ivan Cleary (knee infection) has missed the past two games.
|Jacob Host||Shoulder||Round 12-13|
|Mark Nicholls||Ankle||Round 11|
|Michael Chee Kam||Back||Round 21|
|Latrell Mitchell||Hamstring||Round 13|
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.
|Max Feagai||Ankle||Round 11|
The Dragons had a lot of absentees early in the season but have close to a full roster available.
|Adam Keighran||Ankle||Round 10-11|
It is a near clean bill of health at the Roosters.
|Luciano Leilua||Hamstring||Round 10-11|
|Daine Laurie||Knee||Round 12-14|
The Wests Tigers have several players out of action as they try to salvage their season.