Casualty Ward Round 7: Injuries strike several teams

All the latest injury news leading into round seven of the 2018 Telstra Premiership.

Brisbane Broncos

Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 9-12)
Andre Savelio (knee, season) 
Matt Lodge (ribs, TBC)

Canberra Raiders

Second-rower Joe Tapine has been fined for tripping Parramatta forward Kenny Edwards. If he pleads early Tapine will pay $1,100 or if he fights the charge and loses, it will cost him $1500. Either way he is free to play South Sydney on Saturday.

Royce Hunt (knee, round 6-7)
Charlie Gubb (groin, round 9)
Josh Hodgson (knee, round 18)
Sam Williams (knee, round 11)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Aiden Tolman (ankle, round 13-15)
Josh Cleeland (ankle, indefinite) 

Cronulla Sharks

James Segeyaro (concussion, round 7)
Sione Katoa (broken jaw, round 7)
Jayson Bukuya (groin, round 7)
Paul Gallen (knee, round 8-11)
Andrew Fifita (knee, round 7-11)
Wade Graham (hamstring, round 8-11)
Luke Lewis (cork, round 7-8)

Gold Coast Titans

Hooker Nathan Peats suffered a rib injury midway through the first half against Penrith and did not return.

Ryan James (suspension, round 7)
Nathan Peats (ribs TBA) 

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Curtis Sironen (knee, season)
Kelepi Tanginoa (knee, season)
Jorge Taufua (collarbone, round 12)
Jackson Hastings (Achilles, round 7)

Melbourne Storm

Sandor Earl is closing in on a comeback from knee surgery, well ahead of schedule. The 28-year-old winger ruptured his ACL in the pre-season and there were initial fears he may not play at all in 2018.

Jahrome Hughes (shoulder, indefinite)
Dale Finucane (thumb, round 9-11)
Sandor Earl (knee, round 9)
Will Chambers (suspension, round 8)

Newcastle Knights

Tautau Moga (knee, season)
Mitchell Barnett (suspension, round 8)

Connor Watson (shoulder, round 10-12)
Nick Meaney (ankle, round 13)

North Queensland Cowboys

Shaun Fensom (leg, round 7)
Kane Linnett (pectoral, round 13)
Jordan McLean (foot, round 16)
Josh Chudleigh (knee, season)

Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne (quad, round 7-9) 
Greg Leleisiuao (ankle, round 7) 
Brad Takairangi (eye socket, round 10) 

Penrith Panthers

Winger Josh Mansour copped a head knock after colliding with Anthony Don’s knee as the Titans winger was trying to retrieve a Kane Elgey kick. Mansour was taken to hospital to have his left cheekbone X-rayed. Halfback Nathan Cleary told Fox Sports he expected to start running next week, and was hoping for an early return, possibly round 10 or 11. Tyrone Phillips is well ahead of schedule in his return from a pectoral injury but Tyrone May (knee) has been delayed another month.

Waqa Blake (ankle, round 14)
Tyrone May (knee, round 9)

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (jaw, round 7-8)
Tyrone Phillips (pectoral, round 7-8)
Nathan Cleary (knee, round 10-11)
Tim Browne (bowel, indefinite)
Sam McKendry (knee, season)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sam Burgess (suspension, round 7)
Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, round 14)

St George Illawarra Dragons

No dramas for the Red V.

Sydney Roosters

Sio Siua Taukeiaho’s last-minute scratching came from a contact injury suffered in the Roosters warm-up, though club doctor Ameer Ibrahim confirmed the Tongan international had not suffered a second ACL rupture as first reported elsewhere. The 26-year-old will require further assessment over the weekend after initial scans on his knee proved inconclusive.

Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)
Sio Siua Taukeiaho  (knee, awaiting scans) 


James Gavet (hamstring, indefinite)
Gerard Beale (leg, round 8)
Isaiah Papali’i (knee, round 6)
Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)
Leivaha Pulu (ankle, TBC)
Solomona Kata (leg, TBC)

Wests Tigers

Russell Packer (knee, round 10)
Elijah Taylor (hamstring, round 7)


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