Casualty Ward, Round 14, Luke Keary head knock, Heilum Luki, ACL, Cowboys, injuries, ins and outs, return dates, Tyson Gamble, Broncos, Xavier Coates, Storm

The Roosters have been dealt an early blow in their game with the Storm after a head knock forced Luke Keary from the field.

Elsewhere, the Cowboys will be without young gun backrower Heilum Luki after suffering a cruel ACL injury.

Payne Haas left the field in his side’s Round 14 clash with the Raiders alongside Herbier Farnworth and Adam Reynolds.

Meanwhile, Xavier Coates is set to miss eight weeks after suffering an ankle injury in the Origin series opener.

Read on for all the latest injury news in the NRL casualty ward!

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Payne Haas has suffered an AC joint injury, ruling him out of his side’s Round 14 clash against the Raiders.

“Big news out of the dressing rooms, Payne Haas is out of this game, he has done the AC joint in his right shoulder,” Fox League’s James Hooper said.

Haas has previously been sidelined after suffering a Grade 1 AC joint strain, injuring his left shoulder against the Sharks in Round 8.

Fox League’s Michael Ennis pointed out the Blues prop had a bandaid on his left shoulder, while injuring his right in Round 14.

“You can see the left one with the bandaid on it means he is probably already getting injections into the left one, now the right one is in trouble,” Ennis said.

Both Brad Fittler and Kevin Walters now have a nervous wait, but the Broncos injury woes continued with both Herbie Farnworth and Adam Reynolds leaving the field.

The veteran halfback is not expected to come back after injuring his ribs and was pictured heavily strapped on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Farnworth has suffered a bicep injury and is being assessed by the Broncos medical team.


The Roosters suffered a big setback on Saturday night as five-eighth Luke Keary failed to return in the second half after copping a head knock.

Keary was trying to tackle Storm fullback Nick Meaney when he took an accidental knee to the head from teammate Joey Manu.

“He is not looking comfortable at all after coping that knee to the head,” Fox League’s Lara Pitt said on the sideline at the time.

Giving a further update ahead of the second half, Pitt confirmed Keary would take no further part in the game.

“He remains in the medical rooms with the Roosters’ medical staff right now,” she said.

“He came from the field after copping friendly fire, Joey Manu’s knee hitting him in the back of the head and he looked to be in great discomfort after the head knock. He came from the field rubbing the back of his head.

“This is of course a concern for the Roosters as Luke Keary suffered multiple head knocks over an 18-month period in 2018 and 2019. Two serious concussions in 2019 which ruled him out for an extended period. At the time the club took a very cautious approach with him.”

Luke Keary of the Roosters holds his head as he leaves the field. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans has been ruled out of his side’s Round 14 clash against the Wests Tigers.

After playing a big role in the Maroons series opening win, the veteran halfback suffered a quad injury.

The severity of the injury is still unknown.


Maroons and Storm winger Xavier Coates is set to miss eight weeks after suffering an ankle injury in the Origin series opener.

Coates was seen clutching at his left leg in the 29th minute after falling awkwardly in a tackle attempt.

The 21-year-old hobbled from the field and played no further part.

Now, Coates is set to miss the remainder of the Origin series and the Storm have confirmed he will undergo surgery on Monday according to Fox League’s Lara Pitt.


Cowboys young gun Heilum Luki’s season is over after suffering a brutal injury against the Dragons.

The North Queensland side confirmed the 21-year-old suffered a torn ACL and will have surgery in the coming weeks.

“Not great news coming out of the Cowboys dressing shed about Heilum Luki they are saying it is an ACL,” Brent Tate said on Fox League.

“That is awful news. They will have to get scans to confirm that. But let’s hope that is not the news coming out of the Cowboys.”

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The Broncos are set to be without five-eighth Tyson Gamble for a month due to stress fractures in his leg.

The Daily Telegraph reported Gamble sustained a stress fracture in his leg, which forced the Broncos to move halfback Ezra Mam to five-eighth following skipper Adam Reynolds’ return from a groin injury.

Meanwhile the Storm are sweating on scans on Maroons winger Xavier Coates’ injured ankle.

Xavier Coates will have scans on his ankle this evening following an injury in the first half of last night’s 2022 Origin opener,” the Storm said in a statement.

“The Storm and Maroons flyer, who was playing his sixth match in the Origin arena will see a specialist tomorrow (Friday).”

Meanwhile Queensland and Cowboys gun Jeremiah Nanai will miss Round 14 with an ankle injury despite coming back on in a heroic Origin I performance.

Broncos and Blues center Kotoni Staggs is also unlikely to play in Round 14 after sustaining a shoulder injury in his Origin debut.

Blues coach Brad Fittler was hopeful it as just a cork, but with a short turnaround Staggs will likely return in Round 15.


Luke Keary (head knock) – TBC

Heilum Luki (knee) – TBC

Daly Cherry-Evans (quad) – TBC



Kotoni Staggs (shoulder) – TBC

Adam Reynolds (hamstring) – Round 14

Tesi Niu (hamstring) – Round 17

Tyson Gamble (leg) – Round 17-18

Albert Kelly (football) – Round 20-21


Corey Harawira-Naera (Covid protocols) – Round 14

Jordan Rapana (suspended) – Round 15

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (hamstring) – Round 18-19

Jarrod Croker (shoulder) – season

Josh Hodgson (knee) – season

Harley Smith-Shields (knee) – season


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Tevita Pangai Jr (back) – Round 14

Braidon Burns (hamstring) – Round 15

Luke Thompson (Concussion) – Round 15

Matt Doorey (knee) – Round 18

Jack Hetherington (shoulder) – season

Billy Tsikrikas (knee) – season


Wade Graham (Football) – Round 14

Jesse Ramien (suspended) – Round 14

Dale Finucane (knee) – Round 16

Jack Williams (shoulder) – Round 17

Braden Hamlin-Uele (pectoral) – indefinite


Phillip Sami (knee) – Round 14

Corey Thompson (knee) – Round 15

Kevin Proctor (triceps) – Round 15

David Fifita (knee) – Round 16

Jayden Campbell (hamstring) – Round 21

Joe Vuna (knee) – indefinite

Shallin Fuller (leg) – season


Ben Trbojevic (shoulder) – Round 15

Morgan Boyle (ankle) – indefinite

Brad Parker (knee) – mid-season

Karl Lawton (knee) – season

Tom Trbojevic (shoulder) – season


Xavier Coates (ankle) – TBC

Alex McDonald (illness) – Round 14

Nelson Asofa-Solomona (knee) – Round 14

Ryan Papenhuyzen (knee/hamstring) – Round 15

Tepai Moeroa (shoulder) – Round 18

Reimis Smith (pectoral) – Round 22

Christian Welch (Achilles) – season

George Jennings (knee) – season

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Dylan Lucas (knee) – Round 14

Bradman Best (elbow) – Round 16

Daniel Saifiti (knee) – Round 17

Jayden Brailey (Achilles) – Round 19

Chris Vea’ila (leg) – indefinite


Heilum Luki (knee) – TBC

Jeremiah Nanai (ankle) – TBC

Reuben Cotter (rested) – Round 15

Kyle Feldt (knee) – Round 17

Mitchell Dunn (knee) – season


Will Penisini (concussion) – Round 14

Haze Dunster (knee) – season

Ray Stone (knee) – season


N / A


Tevita Tatola (Concussion) – Round 14

Latrell Mitchell (Covid protocols) – Round 15

Zane Bijorac (knee) – Round 16

Michael Chee Kam (back) – Round 16-17

Jacob Host (shoulder) – season


Josh McGuire (snout) – Round 14

Jaydn Su’A (ankle) – Round 14-15

Mikaele Ravalawa (hamstring) – Round 15

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Luke Keary (head knock) – TBC

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (hamstring) – TBC

Victor Radley (ankle) – Round 19

Renouf Atoni (knee) – indefinite

Sam Verrills (collarbone) – indefinite


Josh Curran (knee) – Round 14

Addin Fonua-Blake (football) – Round 15

Tom Ale (knee) – indefinite

Viliam Vailea (jaw) – indefinite


Jacob Liddle (concussion) – Round 14

Oliver Gildart (calf) – Round 14-15

James Roberts (back) – Round 14-15

Adam Doueihi (knee) – Round 15-16

Stefano Utoikamanu (football) – Round 18

Tommy Talau (knee) – Round 21

Shawn Blore (ACL) – season

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