Brett Morris’ captaincy debut for the Roosters ended in heartbreaking fashion after he picked up a serious injury.

Brett Morris’ captaincy debut for the Sydney Roosters ended in heartbreaking fashion, with a suspected ACL injury possibly ending the career of the veteran winger.

What looked like a comfortable win went south quickly as both Morris and teammate Lindsay Collins and Morris went down within minutes of each other.

The former Bulldog and Dragon is one of the most well-liked players in the league, with nothing but respect pouring in from all corners after the incident.

But things got really emotional in the dressing rooms after the game, when an inconsolable Morris was hugged by brother Josh.

“That’s hard to watch, and tough for the Morris family right now,” said Cooper Cronk on the broadcast.

“Who knows what’s going through the head of Brett Morris.”

The twins debuted together at the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2006 and 2007 respectively, before Josh left for the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2009. They were reunited at Belmore in 2014 when Brett made the switch as well.

Both left the club after the 2018 season with Brett winning a premiership under Trent Robinson and Josh spending a year with the Sharks, before they took the field together for the Tricolours in 2020.

As the camera remained on the brothers, Mal Meninga tried to paint a positive picture of the situation, while conceding that injuries were a part of life.

“We don’t want to think the worst, do we? We always live in hope and be optimistic about our future in particular.

“Let’s hope if it is an ACL, it could be the end…but let’s hope for the best.”

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