Luckless hooker Cameron King has posted a heartfelt message on social media after it was confirmed on Monday that the Sharks recruit had suffered a season-ending knee injury.
King, who linked with the Sharks as a back-up to Blayke Brailey, suffered a torn ACL in his first outing for the club in Saturday’s trial against Canterbury at Port Moresby.
The 28-year-old former Dragons, Cowboys and Eels rake’s career has been hampered by serious knee injuries.
In his Twitter post, he admitted he was “shattered” by the setback.
“It’s still sinking in that my season is over. It’s been hard to accept what’s happened and I’d be lying if I said I’m ok. I’m taking things 1 day at a time and determined to not let this defeat me physically or mentally. Thank you all for the support.”
Several teammates and former opponents have reached out to King after his latest injury.
He was likely to have been used as a bench utility by the Sharks but that role now looks set to go to another player who has battled serious knee problems, former Rabbitohs utility Connor Tracey.