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Beale to miss Warriors' season start
Thu 09 Nov, 2017, 4:10pm
Angelo Risso, AAP
Warriors recruit and Kiwi utility back Gerard Beale will miss up to eight weeks of next year's NRL campaign as he recovers from a broken leg.
The 27-year-old Beale collapsed in New Zealand's 38-8 Rugby League World Cup pool win over Toa Samoa in late October and underwent surgery.
While he appeared to injure himself with no contact, coach David Kidwell later told reporters Beale had hurt himself making an earlier tackle.
His recovery time has been projected at six months, ruling the ex-Cronulla player out for the remainder of the World Cup and around eight weeks of the 2018 NRL season.
Recuperating in Auckland, Beale has been in regular contact with Kidwell and the rest of his Kiwis teammates as they look to progress through Pool B.
They'll play Tonga on Saturday for top spot in their pool.
Dean Whare covered admirably for Beale in last week's 74-6 thumping of Scotland, while Peta Hiku is also capable of stepping up.
Kidwell was thwarted in his attempts last week to nominate a replacement for Beale. Rugby League World Cup guidelines allow for player replacements, but only if injuries leave a team short in a particular position.
"It's not possible - through the Rugby League World Cup rules, you have to wait until your stocks are depleted," Kidwell said this week.
"There's 24 committed guys in the jersey and Gerard's still part of this team, still feels like he belongs and, whenever he can, he'll be part of this."
Elsewhere, the Warriors confirmed Tongan centre Solomone Kata would have surgery on a broken foot suffered in the 32-18 World Cup win over Samoa.
He will be ready in January to begin pre-season training.
Storm's Sandor Earl suffers ACL injury
Wed 22 Nov, 2017, 2:20pm
Sandor Earl's NRL comeback is over before it began with the 28-year-old Storm winger tearing his ACL at training.
The injury will require surgery and all but ends Earl's hopes of returning to the NRL in 2018.
Earl played 48 NRL games for the Roosters, Panthers and Raiders before being banned for four years from August 2013 following an ASADA investigation into the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.
With his ban expired, Earl was thrown a lifeline by the Storm ahead of the 2018 season, however the club announced on Wednesday that Earl had suffered an ACL injury at training and would require surgery.
"Scans [Wednesday] revealed the extent of the 28-year old's injury to his right knee, following an innocuous non-contact drill," the Storm stated.
Melbourne Storm football director Frank Ponissi said everyone at the Storm was "devastated" for Earl.
"He is understandably shattered at the moment and we will support him in every way on and off the field to assist Sandor's return back to playing," Ponissi said.
"While he has only been with the club a short time, he has earned the respect of the coaches and players in the way he has approached training and embraced the standards and values of our club.
"We have no doubt he will approach his rehab with the same impressive attitude."
Earl shared the news via a Facebook post.
"This is by far my most heartbreaking post to date!" Earl wrote.
"Unfortunately [Tuesday] during a skills session I tore my ACL.
"As many of you may know this is the one injury all athletes wish to avoid. It is a freak accident and a tough pill to swallow.
"I couldn't have done anymore in preparation and in effort. I was truly working towards something great this pre-season. The Melbourne Storm have not only taken me on as a team mate and family but been amazing through this transition and awful news.
"This is not the way I envisioned repaying such an amazing club, however it's not over yet.
"If I hadn't already I'm looking to set new standards to the definition comeback.
"I will now shift my focus to rehab and being the best clubman I can be to return bigger and better and make an impact at this great club.
"I appreciate everyone's support to date. Although some may be upset I can only ask that you push me to new heights to achieve something special over this next period."
Josh Hodgson is set to miss a large portion of the 2018 NRL season due to an ACL injury that requires surgery
Spoon for the Raiders.
New recruit Jack Bird is the player in most doubt after having surgery to repair his shoulder late in the year. Anthony Milford also had surgery but has healed well and is on track to start the season. Darius Boyd struggled in the final stages of the season with a hamstring issue but has overcome that injury, while forward Korbin Sims has healed his broken arm.
Jack Bird (Shoulder, Round 1-4)
Andrew McCullough (ACL, Round 1)
Anthony Milford (Shoulder, Round 1)
Kodi Nikorima (Appendicitis, trials)
After a scare with his heart, Greg Eastwood has resumed training following corrective surgery for an irregular heartbeat. Kieran Foran has had a string of injuries, most notably his lower back and hamstring but has resumed a fill training load and ready for round one.
Adam Elliott (Ankle, Trials)
Tyrone May is still recovering from his ACL injury suffered in the semi-final and new recruit Tyrone Phillips tore his pec late in the year and will miss the first half of the season.
Tyrone May (ACL, Round 5)
Tyrone Phillips (pectoral tear, round 15)
John Asiata required off-season surgery to repair his broken hand, while Kane Linnett had work done to his elbow but both men are poised to play round one. The same goes for their captains. Matt Scott has rehabilitated his ACL injury, while Johnathan Thurston’s shoulder is no longer a concern.
Shaun Fensom (Broken leg, Round 1-3)
Josh Chudleigh (ACL, Indefinite)
They will start the year without new recruit Jack Stockwell who is their only player confined to the rehab group due to a shoulder issue. Winger Anthony Don is training but unlikely to start round one due to a shoulder injury suffered last year. Nathan Peats has fully recovered from shoulder surgery to dominate the pre-season training.
Max King (heart, Trials)
Anthony Don (Shoulder, Round 1-2)
Jack Stockwell (Shoulder, Round 3-4)
New recruit Gerard Beale suffered a broken leg while for New Zealand in the World Cup.
He is the only player not set to start the season.
Gerard Beale (Broken leg, Round 10)
Solomone Kata (Foot, Trials)
Gun back Clint Gutherson is on track to return from an ACL injury with a round one return pencilled in.
Clint Gutherson (ACL, Round 1-3)
Kane Evans (Broken arm, Trials)
Tony Williams (ACL, Trials)
The Dragons have no concerns ahead of round one.
Josh Hodgson is ruptured his ACL playing for England in the World Cup. He’s pencilled in for a late season return.
Josh Hodgson (ACL, Round 20)
Young gun Moses Suli is struggling to overcome stress fractures in his ankle. He and fellow youngster Jacob Liddle (shoulder) are unlikely to start the season.
Jacob Liddle (Shoulder, Indefinite)
Moses Suli (Ankle, Indefinite)
Chris McQueen (Neck, Trials)
Sandor Earl will miss the season due to an ACL injury but Christian Welch is set to return in round one after recovering from his ACL injury.
Sandor Earl (ACL, Season)
Christian Welch (ACL, Round 1)
The Sharks have no concerns ahead of round one.
Andrew Fifita (Ankle, Trials)
Matt Moylan (Knee, Trials)
Kurt Capewell (Ankle, Trials)
Jake Trbojevic tore his pec playing for Australia in the World Cup but has recovered to play round one. Dylan Walker is their only concern after he broke his leg and dislocated ankle while representing the Prime Minister’s XIII.
Jake Trbojevic (Pectoral, Round 1)
Dylan Walker (lower leg and ankle, Round 5)
Jorge Taufua (ACL, Round 1)
The club has no concerns.
Greg Inglis is back running and ready to start the season.
Greg Inglis (ACL, Trials)
Connor Tracey (ACL, Round 1)
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