The Roosters’ injury crisis has plunged to new lows with the loss of Brett Morris and powerhouse forward Lindsay Collins.
The Sydney Roosters’ injury crisis has hit breaking point with the loss of Brett Morris and powerhouse forward Lindsay Collins marring a 38-4 clinic in Newcastle.
What was shaping to be a run-of-the-mill masterclass from the Tricolours quickly turned into a horror show as Collins and Morris both went down within minutes of the final whistle with serious knee injuries.
Collins was downed in an awkward challenge, remaining on the turf for some time before being helped off the field by two trainers.
But it’s the injury of Morris that has raised concern of a career-ending incident, as he was heard wailing in agony after appearing to jar his knee as he was tackled into touch.
The winger was seen writhing on the ground, clutching at his leg while play stopped for some time, before an apparent absence of a medicab saw the Chook hobble the perimeter of the field to get into the sheds for treatment.
It was later revealed that Morris had reportedly rejected a medicab, instead opting to courageously see himself from the field.
While the Roosters casualty ward will be overflowing, it was a much more positive affair for youngster Sam Walker who had another stellar outing in his fifth NRL appearance.
The 18-year-old played beyond his years to a bag club record of five try-assists and score one of his own, to have the Knights bamboozled.
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