THE Broncos have received some positive news on the rib injury Matt Lodge suffered against the Warriors on the weekend.
As was first diagnosed by Broncos’ medical staff, scans taken yesterday have confirmed he does not have any fractures in his ribs, and it is indeed a rib cartiliage injury.
It means discomfort will be the biggest issue for Lodge, who is judged a chance of playing against the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium this Friday night.
“It is a cartiliage injury, so he has damaged the cartiliage where the ribs join,” said Broncos’ High Performance Manager Jeremy Hickmans.
“He will not be able to train much this week, so we will manage him through some sessions and just see how it goes.
“If he can handle the discomfort, he is a good chance of playing against the Storm.”
Kodi Nikorima is expected to return to the Broncos’ squad when it is named this afternoon after overcoming the effects of a corked thigh suffered against the Titans in round four.