BRONCOS rugby league player Ian Lacey has been granted bail on an assault charge in Brisbane's CBD. Lacey, 22, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm of a 32-year-old man in Charlotte Street early on Saturday morning. It's alleged Lacey and another Broncos forward John Te Reo, chased the man from the Victory Hotel to the corner of Charlotte and Eagle streets about 4.30am (AEST). Witnesses reported seeing the man fall to the ground after being struck. He has a suspected fractured skull and bleeding on the brain and remains in a Brisbane hospital. The incident occurred just hours after the club's annual presentation dinner. Police prosecutors did not oppose Lacey's bail, but requested he be banned from contacting Te Reo or the complainant. A committal hearing has been set down for January. Police are yet to interview Te Reo over his involvement in the incident, and he has reportedly returned to his native New Zealand as part of a pre-planned holiday. Outside court, Lacey's solicitor Campbell MacCallum said his client would be fighting the charges and was concerned for the person who had been injured.