Casualty Ward, Sam Verrills, surgery, broken collarbone, Roosters, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Storm, injuries, ins and outs

Roosters hooker Sam Verrills is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after he goes under the knife to repair a broken collarbone suffered against the Titans.

The Sydney Roosters squad has been assessed by club medical staff following Saturday’s Round 9 match against the Gold Coast Titans.

Sam Verrills will undergo surgery after sustaining a fractured collarbone during the match. A timeline of his return will be determined following surgery.

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Following the NSW Cup match between the North Sydney Bears and Newtown Jets on Sunday afternoon, Renouf Atoni sustained an MCL strain and will have scans throughout the week to assess the severity.

Billy Smith, Egan Butcher, Adam Keighran and Connor Watson will all return to full unrestricted training this week following successful rehabilitation of their respective injuries. There were no other injury concerns for the players that featured in the match.

Meanwhile Storm star Ryan Papenhuyzen is facing time on the sidelines with knee and hamstring issues.

“It’s a little bit disappointing, not ideal but a bit of a silver lining, it will give me a bit of time to fix my niggles and come back fresh,” Papenhuyzen said.

Storm Reimis Smith is looking at a long stint on the sidelines with a suspected pectoral tear.

Storm forward Kenny Bromwich will need to pass concussion protocols after copping a head knock.


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Sam Verrills comes form the field after breaking his collarbone.Source: Getty Images

Dragons forward Euan Aitken will need to pass concussion protocols after failing his HIA following a high shot from Jesse Ramien.

Knights back-er Jack Johns suffered a suspected broken arm in the loss to the Cowboys and was taken to hospital.

Newcastle flyer Edrick lee copped a head knock and must pass concussion protocols, while Tyson Frizell was a late scratching due to illness.

Tigers pair Ken Maumalo and Thomas Mikaele will need to pass concussion protocols this week after copping head knocks.

Sea Eagles back-rowers Josh Schuster (calf) and Haumole Olakau’atu (illness) were late withdrawals against the Tigers.

Raiders center Jarrod Croker (shoulder) and fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (corked leg) are in doubt for the Raiders.


Edrick Lee (head knock) – TBC

Jack Johns (arm) – TBC

Sam Verills (collarbone) – TBC

Thomas Mikaele (head knock) – TBC

Ken Muamalo (head knock) – TBC

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (cork) – TBC

Jarrod Croker (shoulder) – TBC

Reimis Smith (pectoral) – TBC

Ryan Papenhuyzen (@hamstring) – TBC

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