Maguire hopes for best with Souths’ injured stars

Maguire hopes for best with Souths’ injured stars Written by MARK ST JOHN , March 6, 2016

SOUTHS coach Michael Maguire was optimistic despite injuries to two of his stars in the Rabbitohs 42-10 round one win over the Roosters.

The Bunnies were far too classy for the Chooks on the back of a mountain of early possession but late injuries to Adam Reynolds and John Sutton soured the victory.

Reynolds has a suspected broken jaw after a second half tackle went wrong and former skipper Sutton injured his pectoral in one of the final sets of the game.

“Sutto with the pectoral and Adam with the jaw we will have a scan in the next couple of days to find out the extent of those injuries,” Maguire said post match.

“I hope so,” was Maguire’s short reply when asked if Reynolds’ decision to watch the rest of the game from the bench was a good sign.

“He was smiling in the change room if that means anything so we are looking for some positive news on the back of that scan.”

On a bright note Reynolds’ halves partner Cody Walker was brilliant on debut and will form a new partnership with Luke Keary who is returning from suspension if Reynolds is ruled out.

“Fortunately we’ve got some depth which we have worked really hard at so there were players today like Hymel Hunt and Cody Walker who have worked hard to get their opportunity and they took it.”

Reynolds could face six to eight weeks out with a broken jaw and Sutton up to four months with a pectoral injury in a worst case scenario for Bunnies fans who will be keeping their fingers crossed along with Maguire.

 

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