casualty ward, injuries, Melbourne Storm, Jahrome Hughes, shoulder

The Raiders have been dealt a double injury blow, with an “innocuous” tackle leaving skipper Joe Tapine in serious pain.

Tapine (ribs) and Ryan Sutton (head knock) both left the game on the stroke of halftime against the Panthers on Saturday night.

“Hold on, Tapine has just clutched at a rib. He’s in pain, he’s in big trouble Tapine, he’s taking big breaths.” Mick Ennis said on Fox League.

“I think he’s gone. (Yep) Tapine is off the field, in big pain… Tapine is not in great shape,” Voss said.

Tapine made it to the sideline before he went down on his knees in pain.

“He has buckled over on the sideline, this is a big moment in Canberra’s season, their form front-rower down on his haunches, it looks like he’s picked up a rib injury.” Ennis said.

“It was innocuous, he just clutches there, something just popped in the collision, maybe a rib cartilage.

Sutton failed his HIA after copping a high shot from James Fisher-Harris who was binned over the incident.

Penrith duo Dylan Edwards and Taylan May both appeared in pain but battled on in the second half.


Sea Eagles playmaker Kieran Foran suffered a hamstring injury in his side’s clash against the Eels in a brutal blow to the club’s finals chances.

The 32-year-old left the field with seven minutes remaining in the contest and was spotted by Fox League’s Greg Alexander.

“That is not a good picture, Kieren Foran sitting there with an ice pack on his hamstring,” Fox League’s Greg Alexander said.

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Manly coach Des Hasler conceded the veteran is unlikely to feature in Round 22.

“He has got a mild hamstring strain, so I don’t think he will make it next week,” Hasler said in the post-match press conference.

As it stands, the Sea Eagles sit four points outside the top eight and need all hands on deck if they want to make a late finals charge.

But now, Hasler will need to look elsewhere, potentially handing young gun Josh Schuster a chance to return at five-eighth.

Meanwhile, Fox League’s Lara Pitt confirmed Titans star Aaron Booth will be sidelined for an extended period after his knee dislocated.

X-rays revealed Booth suffered a small break in his leg, with scans tomorrow expected to show an ACL, MCL and PCL rupture.


Melbourne’s injury crisis may have deepened with halfback Jahrome Hughes leaving the game against the Titans on Friday night with a shoulder complaint.

Hughes played out the first half but was assessed at half-time and Storm coach Craig Bellamy opted against using him in the second stanza.

“Jahrome Hughes will not be risked for the rest of this match, the Storm need to have his injured shoulder looked at,” Fox League sideline reporter Lara Pitt said.

“He’s with the physio in the sheds, the club telling me he simply had no strength in that shoulder, there were concerns he dislocated it in contact but it popped straight back in, so he’s going to have some scans tomorrow.”

Fox League caller Dan Ginnane said the injury could have huge implications on the finals.

“That is huge what happens there, they’ve got Penrith next week. Brisbane at Suncorp, the Roosters down here in Melbourne and then Parramatta,” Ginnane said.

“That is a brutal finish and top four is obviously no guarantee. It’s becoming a survival of the fittest this NRL (season).”

Read on for all the latest news in our NRL casualty ward.


Jahrome Hughes (shoulder)

Aaron Booth (knee)

Kieren Foran (hoarding)



Selwyn Cobbo (concussion) – Round 21

Albert Kelly (foot) – Round 22

TC Robati (arm) – Round 22

Herbie Farnworth (biceps) – indefinite


Semi Valemei (knee) – Round 21

Trey Mooney (ankle) – Round 21

James Schiller (ankle) – Round 22

Harry Rushton (jaw) – Round 25

Jarrod Croker (shoulder) – season

Josh Hodgson (knee) – season

Harley Smith-Shields (knee) – season


Paul Alamoti (cheekbone) – Round 21

Ava Seumanufagai (calf) – Round 21

Raymond Faitala-Mariner (ribs) – Round 21-22

Corey Allan (groin) – Round 22

Corey Waddell (suspension) – Round 25

Luke Thompson (concussion) – indefinite

Jack Hetherington (shoulder) – season

Billy Tsikrikas (knee) – season


Dale Finucane (suspension) – Round 22

Royce Hunt (shoulder) – indefinite

Jack Williams (shoulder) – season

Sione Katoa (pectoral) – season


Joe Vuna (knee) – indefinite

Shallin Fuller (leg) – season


Sean Keppie (shoulder) – Round 21

Ben Trbojevic (head knock) – Round 21

Tom Trbojevic (shoulder) – finals/World Cup

Karl Lawton (knee) – season


Jahrome Hughes (shoulder) TBD

Jack Howarth (shoulder) – Round 21

Will Warbrick (quad) – Round 21

Tepai Moeroa (shoulder) – Round 22

Nick Meaney (shoulder) – Round 22

Trent Loiero (back) – indefinite

Ryan Papenhuyzen (knee) – season

Reimis Smith (pectoral) – season

Christian Welch (Achilles) – season

George Jennings (knee) – season


Bradman Best (thumb) – Round 21

Kurt Mann (quad) – Round 22

Kalyn Ponga (concussion) – indefinite

Lachlan Fitzgibbon (shoulder) – indefinite

Chris Vea’ila (leg) – indefinite

Bailey Hodgson (elbow) – season

Dylan Lucas (pectoral) – season


Kyle Feldt (hamstring) – Round 23

Jordan McLean (hamstring) – Round 24

Mitch Dunn (knee) – season

Heilum Luki (knee) – season


Haze Dunster (knee) – season

Ray Stone (knee) – season

Mitch Moses (finger) – Finals


Eddie Blacker (hamstring) – Round 21

Mitch Kenny (knee) – Round 21

Stephen Crichton (ear/concussion) – Round 21

Kurt Falls (leg) – Round 21

Mavrik Geyer (thumb) – Round 21

Jarome Luai (knee) – Round 25 finals

Nathan Cleary (suspension) – Finals


Peter Mamouzelos (wrist) – Round 24

Hame Sele (hamstring) – Round 25

Michael Chee Kam (thumb) – Round 25

Campbell Graham (cheekbone) – indefinite

Jed Cartwright (hamstring) – indefinite

Liam Knight (knee) – season

Jacob Host (shoulder) – season


Cody Ramsey (knee) – Round 22

Jayden Sullivan (shoulder) – Round 23

Mikaele Ravalawa (hamstring) – Finals

Moses Suli (ankle) – Finals

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Siosiua Taukeiaho (cheekbone) – Round 22

Lindsay Collins (concussion) – Rounds 24-25

Billy Smith (knee) – season

Sitili Tupouniua (knee) – season


Bayley Sironen (eye socket) – Round 21

Aaron Pene (illness) – Round 21

Jack Murchie (Staff) – Round 21

Jesse Arthars (quad) – Round 22

Chanel Harris-Tavita (knee) – Round 22-23

Ben Murdoch-Masila (elbow) – indefinite

Jazz Tevaga (shoulder) – season


Luke Garner (neck) – Round 21

Tommy Talau (knee) – Round 21

Stefano Utoikamanu (wrist) – Round 24

Luke Brooks (calf) – Round 24

Jackson Hastings (leg) – season

Alex Twal (concussion) – season

Shawn Blore (ACL) – season


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