Casualty Ward: Good news for Cleary; Hodgson to return

Scans have revealed Panthers and Blues playmaker Nathan Cleary has a high grade lateral ankle injury but has not suffered syndesmosis damage as first feared on Sunday.

The Panthers said on Tuesday that Cleary was dealing with a large amount of swelling and would be sidelined for up to four weeks, meaning he is likely to miss Origin III, but the news is positive for the 21-year-old.

Meanwhile, the Raiders have announced that hooker Josh Hodgson has been cleared to return this weekend after breaking his thumb in Round 11.

Canberra also said Origin winger Nick Cotric would be reassessed after the club's Round 16 bye in the hope he returns from an ankle injury for Round 17.

Knights and Maroons duo Kalyn Ponga (cork) and Tim Glasby (elbow) suffered injuries in Sunday night's State of Origin loss to NSW but both have been named to face the Broncos. Glasby is expecting scan results on a medial elbow ligament injury on Thursday.

Mitchell Pearce was ruled out of Origin contention for game two with hip and leg injuries but is expected to play for the Knights this week.

There is good news on the injury front for South Sydney with backline duo Adam Reynolds (back) and Braidon Burns (hamstring tear) both on track to return from injury in Thursday's clash with the Wests Tigers.

North Queensland hooker Kurt Baptiste will miss the remainder of the 2019 season after scans confirmed he suffered a torn ACL while playing for the Papua New Guinea Kumuls on Saturday night.

The 28-year-old will have surgery later this week to fix the injury suffered in the the Ox & Palm Pacific Test against Samoa.

 

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The Casualty Ward

Brisbane Broncos

  • Payne Haas (hamstring, round 15)
  • Joe Ofahengaue (knee, round 15)
  • Alex Glenn (knee, round 16)
  • Tom Dearden (ankle, round 20)
  • Jack Bird (knee, season)

Canberra Raiders

The Raiders have announced that hooker Josh Hodgson has been cleared to return this weekend after breaking his thumb in Round 11.

Canberra also said Origin winger Nick Cotric would be reassessed after the club's Round 16 bye in the hope he returns from an ankle injury for Round 17.

  • Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (hamstring, round 15)
  • Josh Hodgson (thumb, round 15)
  • Corey Horsburgh (elbow, round 15-16)
  • Nick Cotric (ankle, round 17)
  • Hudson Young (suspension, round 19)
  • Ata Hingano (thumb, round 20-22)
  • Luke Bateman (knee, indefinite)
  • Brad Abbey (knee, season)
  • Joey Leilua (neck, season)

Canterbury Bulldogs

  • Jack Cogger (concussion, round 15)
  • Adam Elliott (ankle, round 15)
  • Jayden Okunbor (foot, round 15)
  • Kerrod Holland (knee, round 16)
  • Jeremy Marshall-King (ankle, round 17)
  • Lachlan Lewis (ankle, round 17-18)
  • Fa'amanu Brown (leg, round 18)

Cronulla Sharks

  • Bronson Xerri (concussion, round 15)
  • Aaron Woods (foot, round 15)
  • Jayden Brailey (knee, round 15)
  • Andrew Fifita (suspension, round 17)

Gold Coast Titans

Queensland and Titans forward Jai Arrow could be back within six weeks following ankle surgery. Initially told he could be out for as long as 12 weeks, Arrow was told by the club doctor on Monday that he should be able to return within 6-8 weeks.

  • Tyrone Peachey (pectoral, round 15)
  • Moeaki Fotuaiki (wrist, round 15)
  • Kevin Proctor (eye socket, round 16)
  • Jai Arrow (ankle, round 20-22)
  • Michael Gordon (leg, indefinite)
  • Ash Taylor (personal leave, indefinite) 
  • Ryan James (knee, season)

Manly Sea Eagles

Hooker Apisai Koroisau will miss up to a month after the club confirmed he suffered a low ankle sprain in the side's win over the Dragons in round 14.

  • Lachlan Croker (hamstring, round 15)
  • Trent Hodkinson (knee, round 17)
  • Brad Parker (broken jaw, round 18)
  • Apisai Koroisau (ankle, round 19)
  • Toafofoa Sipley (knee, season)
  • Albert Hopoate (knee, season)

Melbourne Storm

  • Curtis Scott (foot, round 20)

Newcastle Knights

Kalyn Ponga (cork) and Tim Glasby (elbow) both suffered injuries in State of Origin II and are in doubt for Saturday's clash with Brisbane. Mitchell Pearce (leg cork and hip flexor tightness) was unavailable for Origin II but is expected to play this week.

  • Tim Glasby (elbow, round 15)
    Kalyn Ponga (cork, round 15)
  • Edrick Lee (leg, round 15)
  • Aidan Guerra (ankle, round 15-16)
  • Josh King (leg, round 15)
  • Mitchell Pearce (hip and leg, round 15)
  • David Klemmer (wrist, round 15-17)
  • Danny Levi (ankle, round 16-18)
  • Mitchell Barnett (suspension, round 18)
  • Slade Griffin (knee, indefinite)
  • Nathan Ross (pelvis, retirement)

North Queensland Cowboys

The Cowboys' injury toll worsened in rep round with back-up hooker Kurt Baptiste suffering a season-ending knee injury playing for the PNG Kumuls against Samoa in the Pacific Test at Leichhardt Oval.

Baptiste's injury comes on the back of Coen Hess limping off in the round 14 loss to the Wests Tigers with a right leg injury.

  • Matt Scott (shoulder, round 15-17)
  • Jordan McLean (hamstring, round 15-17)
  • Gideon Gela-Mosby (collarbone, round 18-22)
  • Ben Hampton (biceps, round 22-25)
  • Coen Hess (leg, TBC)
  • Mitch Dunn (shoulder, indefinite)
  • Justin O'Neill (spleen, indefinite)
  • Te Maire Martin (brain bleed, indefinite)
  • Nene Macdonald (ankle, season)
  • Kurt Baptiste (knee, season)

Parramatta Eels

The Eels have suffered a blow with Tongan international Michael Jennings set to miss the next six weeks with a knee injury. 

  • Josh Hoffman (neck, round 15)
  • Dylan Brown (back, round 15)
  • Michael Jennings (knee, round 21)
  • Ray Stone (ankle, round 24)
  • Kaysa Pritchard (retired) 

Penrith Panthers

Scans have revealed Panthers and Blues playmaker Nathan Cleary has a high grade lateral ankle injury but has not suffered syndesmosis damage as first feared on Sunday.

The Panthers said on Tuesday that Cleary was dealing with a large amount of swelling and would be sidelined for up to four weeks, meaning he is likely to miss Origin III, but the news is positive for the 21-year-old.

  • Dean Whare (hamstring, round 15-17)
  • Nathan Cleary (ankle, round 18-19)
  • Waqa Blake (knee, round 21-22)
  • Caleb Aekins (shoulder, indefinite)
  • Tim Grant (pectoral, season)
  • Tyrone May (stood down)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Braidon Burns (hamstring/foot, round 15)
  • Adam Reynolds (back, round 15)
  • George Burgess (illness, round 15)
  • Sam Burgess (shoulder, round 15-18)
  • Tom Burgess (ankle, round 20-22)
  • Cory Denniss (shoulder, round 20)
  • Kurt Dillon (ankle, indefinite)
  • Greg Inglis (shoulder, retired)

St George Illawarra Dragons

  • Cameron McInnes (concussion, round 15)
  • Tim Lafai (ankle, round 15-16)
  • Zac Lomax (broken thumb, round 19)
  • James Graham (fibula, round 20)
  • Gareth Widdop (shoulder, round 20)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)

Sydney Roosters

  • Lachlan Lam (broken wrist, round 15)
  • Brett Morris (knee, round 15)
  • Luke Keary (concussion, round 17-18)
  • Jake Friend (biceps muscle, round 20-25)

Warriors

Warriors back-rower Tohu Harris has had surgery on a stress fracture in his foot and will be out for six weeks.

Five-eighth Kodi Nikorima picked up a groin strain in the loss to the Titans but has been named to play the Panthers.

  • Kodi Nikorima (groin, round 15)
  • Nathaniel Roache (back, round 15)
  • Lachlan Burr (soreness, round 16)
  • Tohu Harris (knee, round 21)

Wests Tigers

  • Mahe Fonua (foot, indefinite)