The Gold Coast Titans and emerging halfback Kane Elgey were dealt a shocking New Year setback on Monday when the club’s 2015 rookie of the year suffered a serious knee injury in the first training session of 2016.
Elgey went down with what was first thought was a minor knee injury after an innocuous incident during a training drill. It was the team's first session on the field since returning from a two-week break.
However, results of an MRI scan late on Monday revealed the local product, 10 days short of his 22nd birthday, has suffered a ruptured ACL and is resigned to missing the entire season.
"It's a devastating blow for Kane and he has naturally taken it hard," said Aquis Titans head coach Neil Henry.
"He showed his immense promise during his rookie season in 2015 and had been training extremely well, always among the leading group, and shown what great strides he had taken in confidence and maturity."