Casualty Ward: Guns back for historic game

Cowboys guns and co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott will return in Round 23 for one of the most significant matches in the game’s history, Darren Lockyer’s record-breaking 350th NRL appearance for the Broncos.

Thurston has not played since Origin III when he and Scott were on Lockyer’s side to give their Queensland captain a fitting farewell sixth successive series victory in his final match for the Maroons.

Tomorrow they will be trying to spoil his party as he chalks up one of the most significant records in his 17th and final season in top-grade final – breaking the all-time NRL appearances record of 349 games held by Steve Menzies and Terry Lamb.

Round 23 Casualty Ward

Please note: The injury list is subject to change, and players may return to the football field earlier or later than originally published.  

Brisbane Broncos
Ben Hannant – Hip Flexor : Out indefinitely

Canberra Raiders
Matt Orford – Groin : Out indefinitely
Terry Campese – Groin : Out for the season
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs – Bicep : Out for the season
Trevor Thurling – Achilles : Out for the season
Dane Tilse – Hamstring : Out indefinitely
Glen Buttriss – Pectoral : Out for the season
Nathan Massey – Ankle : Out for the season
James Sturt – Foot : Out for the season

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Michael Ennis – Neck : Out for the season
Kris Keating – Elbow : Due back Round 24
Martin Taupau – Ankle : Out indefinitely
David Stagg – Ankle : Due back Round 25

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
No recorded injuries

Gold Coast Titans
Kevin Gordon – Knee : Out for the season
Brad Meyers – Wrist : Forced into retirement
Nathan Friend – Shoulder : Out indefinitely
Ryan James – Knee : Out for the season
Mat Rogers – Foot : Out for the season
Ashley Harrison – Elbow : Out indefinitely
Michael Henderson – Unknown : Out indefinitely

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
David Williams – Hamstring : Due back Round 24
Jason King – Pectoral : Out for the season

Melbourne Storm
Matt Duffie – Sternum : Due back Round 24
Chase Stanley – Knee : Out for the season
Luke Kelly – Osteitis Pubis : Out indefinitely 
Troy Thompson – Ankle : Out indefinitely
Todd Lowrie – Calf : Due back Round 24
Rory Kostjasyn – Calf : Due back Round 24

Newcastle Knights
Shannon McDonnell – Unknown : Out for the season
Wes Naiqama – Knee : Out for the season
Zeb Taia – Neck : Out indefinitely
Ben Rogers – Shoulder : Out for the season
Matt Hilder – Foot : Due back Round 24

North Queensland Cowboys
Antonio Winterstein – Pectoral : Out for the season
Dane Hogan – Groin : Out indefinitely

Parramatta Eels
Joel Reddy – Pectoral : Out indefinitely
Jacob Loko – Knee : Out for the season
Ryan Morgan – Hamstring : Out indefinitely
Jeff Robson – Cheekbone : Out for the season

Penrith Panthers
Timana Tahu – Pectoral : Out for the season
Michael Gordon – Knee : Out for the season
Sandor Earl – Shoulder : Out for the season
Lachlan Coote – Ankle : Due back Round 24
Travis Burns – Hand : Due back Round 24
Luke Lewis – Shoulder : Due back Round 24

South Sydney Rabbitohs
Scott Geddes – ACL : Out for the season
Luke Stuart – Knee : Out for the season
Sam Burgess – Ankle : Out for the season
Roy Asotasi – Shoulder : Due back Round 25

St George-Illawarra Dragons
Bronx Goodwin – Knee : Due back Round 26

Sydney Roosters
Mitchell Aubusson – Shoulder : Out for the season
Daniel Conn – Neck : Forced into retirement
Martin Kennedy – Foot : Out for the season
Anthony Cherrington – Knee : Out for the season
Justin Carney – Unknown : Out indefinitely

Warriors
Jerome Ropati – Knee : Out for the season
Lance Hohaia – Knee: Out indefinitely

Wests Tigers
Geoff Daniela – Chest : Out indefinitely
Simon Dwyer – Neck/Shoulder : Out for the season
Lote Tuqiri – Quad : Due back Round 24
Chris Lawrence – Hamstring : Out indefinitely