Blues coach Laurie Daley Photo: Getty Images
In some devastating news for Manly and Blues fans, scans have confirmed that Origin hopeful Tom Trbojevic will miss the next six-to-eight weeks with an ankle injury.
This means he'd be a chance for the third Origin at Suncorp Stadium. Read the full statement below.
Official Manly Statement
Tom Trbojevic Photo: Getty Images
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have received some positive news on the injuries suffered to full-back Tom Trbojevic against Brisbane on Saturday night.
Results of scans taken this morning reveal that Trbojevic has a syndesmosis injury to his left ankle, which is not to the extent as originally thought.
He also has an MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain to his left knee.
Trbojevic will be out for six to eight weeks.
“We feel extremely lucky given the nature of the mid-air tackle as it had the potential to be a lot worse,’’ said Manly Coach Trent Barrett.
“To lose Tom for up to eight weeks is very disappointing. However, we aim to continue to play well and improve our position on the table.
“Tom will now begin his rehabilitation program with the Manly medical staff.”