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Casualty Ward: Round 2 - big setbacks for heavyweight clubs

A snapshot of the injury news at all 16 NRL clubs with long-term setbacks ahead for some internationals.

Brisbane Broncos

The Broncos suffered a blow in round two with Jordan Kahu suffering a broken jaw during their 24-20 win over the Cowboys.

Jack Bird (shoulder, round 4)

Andre Savelio (knee, season)

Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 9-12)

Canberra Raiders

Joey Leilua (ankle, indefinite)

Charlie Gubb (groin, indefinite)

Josh Hodgson (knee, light running, round 18)

Joseph Tapine (finger, round 4-6)

The loss to the Knights was compounded by an ankle injury to Joey Leilua and a groin injury to bench prop Charlie Gubb.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Josh Cleeland (ankle, indefinite)

Cronulla Sharks

Sione Katoa (broken jaw, round 9-12)

Luke Lewis (foot, round 4-6)

Kyle Flanagan (thumb, round 3)

Braden Uele (ribs, round 4)

Raiders centre Joey Leilua.
Raiders centre Joey Leilua. ©Keegan Carroll/NRL Photos

Gold Coast Titans

Jack Stockwell (shoulder, round 3)

Jarrod Wallace (groin/shoulder, suspended until round 3)

Manly Sea Eagles

Dylan Walker (leg/ankle, round 4/5)

Darcy Lussick (ankle, round 3)

Darcy Lussick's recovery from a high ankle sprain sustained in the club's first pre-season trial is ahead of schedule and may only see him miss Manly's first two games.

Manly centre Dylan Walker.
Manly centre Dylan Walker. ©Grant Trouville/NRL Photos

Melbourne Storm

Sandor Earl (knee, season)

Jahrome Hughes (shoulder, round 4)

Felise Kaufusi (hamstring, indefinite)

Back-rower Felise Kaufusi was a late withdrawal on the weekend with a minor hamstring injury with the extent of the injury not yet known.

Newcastle Knights

Mitch Barnett (head cut)

Dylan Phythian (ACL, round 6)

Jamie Buhrer (concussion, round 3)

Lock Mitch Barnett left the field with a head knock against the Raiders. Co-captain Jamie Buhrer is due back in round 3.

Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan.
Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan. ©Scott Davis/NRL Photos

North Queensland Cowboys

Josh Chudleigh (knee, indefinite)

Shaun Fensom (leg, round 3-4)

Kane Linnett (pectoral, indefinite)

Lachlan Coote (hamstring, round 3)

Michael Morgan (abdominal strain, round 3)

Michael Morgan, Shaun Fensom and Lachlan Coote could all return for the club's round three clash with defending premiers Melbourne.

Parramatta Eels

Clint Gutherson (knee, round 8)

Tony Williams (knee, round 3)

Cameron King (concussion, to be assessed)

Parramatta hooker Cameron King left the field due to a nasty head knock in the Eels' embarrassing loss to the Sea Eagles.

The Eels are taking a cautious approach with Clint Gutherson's knee injury, with his return pushed back from round three to round eight by the Eels. Tony Williams is suspended for the opening two rounds but should have recovered from a knee injury once that is served.

Penrith Panthers

Tim Browne (bowel, indefinite)

Tyrone May (knee, running, round 5)

Tyrone Phillips (pectoral, round 14)

Sam McKendry (knee,, season)

Kiwi international Dean Whare made a successful return from injury on the weekend but the news wasn't so good for teammate Tim Browne, who ruptured his bowel in the Intrust Super Premiership fixture prior to the main game. The club is expected to provide further details later in the week on Browne's recovery time. Sam McKendry's scans have confirmed the worst with the Penrith prop suffering another ACL injury on his troublesome right knee. It is the third year running that McKendry has injured his ACL. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Campbell Graham (hand, indefinite)

Greg Inglis (concussion, to be assessed)

Adam Reynolds (knee, round 4-5)

Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, indefinite)

Greg Inglis was a casualty in the side's 18-14 loss to the Penrith Panthers over the weekend and will need to pass concussion protocol in a bid to play Manly on Saturday night. Tyrell Fuimaono is out after dislocating his toe in the loss to the Panthers.

St George Illawarra Dragons

No current injury concerns

Sydney Roosters

Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)

Flying Roosters winger Daniel Tupou faces a long stint on the sidelines after tearing his pectoral muscle early in the side's big win over the Bulldogs.

Roosters winger Daniel Tupou.
Roosters winger Daniel Tupou. ©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos


Gerard Beale (leg, round 9)

Agnatius Paasi (shoulder, round 3)

Isaiah Papali'i (knee, round 3-4)

Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)

Simon Mannering (shoulder, Round 4)

Warriors back-rower Isaiah Papali'i left the field early in the side's win over the Gold Coast Titans and will miss 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.

Wests Tigers

Jacob Liddle (shoulder, round 3-4)

Tui Lolohea (knee, round 3-4)

Josh Reynolds (hamstring, round 5)

Elijah Taylor (hamstring, indefinite)

Tui Lolohea was the latest player to be struck down with injury at Concord, the Tongan international ruled out of the game with a minor knee injury.

Match Highlights: Sea Eagles v Eels - Round 2; 2018

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