Report Card: Tedesco facing knee surgery

James Tedesco’s season appears to be over after just 30 minutes of game time after the dynamic fullback’s knee buckled in Sunday’s clash at Leichhardt Oval.

After making an impressive start to the match which saw the livewire make four tackle breaks, and chew up 87 meters in just seven runs, Tedesco’s knee simply collapsed under him when the attempted to jink before the Sharks defensive line.

Tedesco now is likely to go under the knife later this week for knee reconstruction surgery, which would rule him out for the majority of the season.

TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP:
Newcastle Knights v St George-Illawarra Dragons
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Cautions/On Report:
55th Minute: Timana Tahu (Knights) – Kneeing

Injuries:
79th Minute: Timana Tahu (Knights) – Knee
82nd Minute: Matt Cooper (Dragons) – Calf

Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos
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Injuries:
60th Minute: Ben Roberts (Eels) – Quadricep

Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm
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No reported cautions/injuries

Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
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Cautions/On Report:
69th Minute: Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs) – High Tackle

Injuries:
2nd Minute: Luke Walsh (Panthers) – Concussion
25th Minute: Michael Gordon (Panthers) – Suspected leg fracture
69th Minute: Dean Simmons (Panthers) – Concussion
77th Minute: James Graham (Bulldogs) – Concussion
Blake Austin (Panthers) – Corked thigh

North Queensland Cowboys v Gold Coast Titans
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No reported cautions/injuries

Warriors v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
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Injuries:
8th Minute: Glenn Stewart (Sea Eagles) – Suspected broken Finger
27th Minute: Jerome Ropati (Warriors) – Ankle
47th Minute: Steve Matai (Sea Eagles) – Suspected broken wrist


Wests Tigers v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Match Report | Match Stats | Highlights
Cautions/On Report:
63rd Minute: Beau Ryan (Wests Tigers) – High Tackle

Injuries:
30th Minute: James Tedesco (Wests Tigers) – Knee
38th Minute: Tim Moltzen (Wests Tigers) – Finger
54th Minute: Andrew Fifita (Sharks) – Knee
58th Minute: Beau Ryan (Wests Tigers) – Mouth
62nd Minute: Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers) – Nose
66th Minute: Wade Graham (Sharks) – Leg

TOYOTA CUP:
Newcastle Knights 44 defeated St George-Illawarra Dragons 12
Parramatta Eels 24 defeated Brisbane Broncos 16
Canberra Raiders 16 defeated Melbourne Storm 10
Penrith Panthers 19 defeated Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12
North Queensland Cowboys 34 defeated Gold Coast Titans 26
Warriors 30 defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 16
Wests Tigers 26 lost to Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 28

No reported injuries/cautions in any Toyota Cup matches so far this round.