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NRL Casualty Ward: Blake out with ankle injury

Here's all the latest injury news leading into round six of the Telstra Premiership.

Brisbane Broncos

The Broncos should have all their first-grade squad available apart from centre Jordan Kahu for Saturday's road trip against the Warriors.

Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 9-12)
Andre Savelio (knee, season)

Canberra Raiders

The Raiders received mostly positive news on the players injured in Thursday's 26-10 defeat of the Bulldogs. Halfback Sam Williams will miss 4-6 weeks with a medial ligament injury, while Luke Bateman (concussion) has been cleared to take on the Eels on Saturday. Aidan Sezer (concussion), Ata Hingano (concussion) and Michael Oldfield (concussion) will be monitored during the week and are expected to play on Saturday.

Royce Hunt (knee, round 6-7)
Charlie Gubb (groin, round 9)
Josh Hodgson (knee, round 18)
Sam Williams (knee, round 11)
Luke Bateman (concussion, round 6)
Ata Hingano (concussion, monitored, round 6)
Michael Oldfield (concussion, monitored, round 6)
Aidan Sezer (concussion, monitored, round 6)

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Brett Morris needed stitches for a nasty gash under the eye that ruled the Bulldogs winger out of the game early in the first half. Morris has bad facial bruising and will be further assessed for any other damage. Josh Morris suffered a knee injury in the second half but managed to stay on the paddock and score a consolation try on the full-time siren. Josh Jackson could be on the sidelines for Saturday's Townsville tussle with the Cowboys unless he is successful in getting his dangerous contact charge downgraded at the judiciary.

Aiden Tolman (ankle, round 13-15)
Josh Jackson (potential suspension)

Josh Cleeland (ankle, indefinite) 
Brett Morris (concussion, monitored)
Josh Morris (knee, TBC)

Cronulla Sharks

James Segeyaro suffered a head knock against the Roosters and will be put through the concussion protocols during the week. Josh Dugan was a late withdrawal on Friday night but should be fit for this Friday's trip to Wollongong for the derby with the Dragons.

Josh Dugan (groin, round 6)
James Segeyaro (concussion, round 6)

Sione Katoa (broken jaw, round 7)
Jayson Bukuya (groin, round 7)

Gold Coast Titans

No injuries.

Match Highlights: Titans v Sea Eagles - Round 5; 2018

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Lachlan Croker suffered a head knock in the loss to the Titans and will be monitored throughout the week. Brad Parker was a late withdrawal in the warm-up due to illness so he is unlikely to be in doubt for Manly's home game against the Tigers on Sunday.

Curtis Sironen (knee, season)
Lachlan Croker (concussion)

Tom Trbojevic (ankle, round 7)
Brad Parker (illness, round 6)

Kelepi Tanginoa (knee, season)
Jorge Taufua (collarbone, round 12)

Melbourne Storm

The Storm reported no injury concerns after their loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

Jahrome Hughes (shoulder, indefinite)
Dale Finucane (thumb, round 9-11)
Sandor Earl (knee, season)

Newcastle Knights

Mitchell Barnett is out of Friday's Melbourne meeting with the Storm after electing to take the early guilty plea for his dangerous throw charge. 

Tautau Moga (knee, season)
Mitchell Barnett (suspension, round 7)

Connor Watson (shoulder, round 10-12)
Nick Meaney (ankle, round 13)

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North Queensland Cowboys

The Cowboys reported no injury concerns from their loss to the Warriors in Auckland.

Shaun Fensom (leg, round 6)
Kane Linnett (pectoral, round 13)
Javid Bowen (concussion, round 5)
Jordan McLean (foot, round 16)
Josh Chudleigh (knee, season)

Parramatta Eels

Eels lock Nathan Brown was struggling with an ankle injury in the latter stages of the match. The seriousness of the injury is yet to be finalised. Kirisome Auva'a suffered a knee injury against Penrith but the severity is unknown. In overdue good news for the Blue & Gold, fullback Clint Gutherson is set to make his return from knee surgery this weekend and Bevan French will be back on the win after overcoming his shoulder injury.

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Bevan French (shoulder, round 6) 
Kane Evans (ribs, round 6) 
Jarryd Hayne (quad, round 7-9) 
Greg Leleisiuao (ankle, round 7) 
Clint Gutherson (knee, round 6) 
Brad Takairangi (eye socket, round 10) 

Penrith Panthers

Penrith have confirmed Waqa Blake is set to miss at least four weeks with a high-grade syndesmosis injury. 

Waqa Blake (ankle, round 10)
Tyrone May (knee, round 6)

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (jaw, round 7)
Tyrone Phillips (pectoral, round 10)
Nathan Cleary (knee, round 13)
Tim Browne (bowel, indefinite)
Sam McKendry (knee, season)

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South Sydney Rabbitohs

Richie Kennar was close to making his return from a hamstring strain last Friday against the Dragons so he should be right to go this Thursday against the Roosters.

Richie Kennar (hamstring, round 6)
Sam Burgess (suspension, round 7)
Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, round 14)

St George Illawarra Dragons

The Dragons have had a charmed run this season with injuries, using 18 players over the first five rounds.

Match Highlights: Dragons v Rabbitohs - Round 5; 2018

Sydney Roosters

Roosters centre Joseph Manu injured his arm in the win over the Sharks but should be right for Thursday's derby with Souths.

Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15) 
Joseph Manu (arm, round 6)


Off-season recruit Gerard Beale is closing in on his first match for the club.

James Gavet (hamstring, indefinite)
Gerard Beale (leg, round 8)
Isaiah Papali'i (knee, round 8)
Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)

Wests Tigers

Russell Packer finished the win over Melbourne "on one leg" according to coach Ivan Cleary and the Kiwi prop looks set to miss at least a month with his knee injury.

Josh Reynolds (hamstring, round 6)
Russell Packer (knee, round 10)
Elijah Taylor (hamstring, round 6)



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