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News: Ankle injury has Lyon in doubt

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, May 30, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>New South Wales five-eighth Jamie Lyon faces an anxious wait ahead of State of Origin II after injuring his ankle as Manly just held on for 24-20 NRL victory over North Queensland on Saturday night.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4822-ankle-injury-has-lyon-in-doubt.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    just reported on 2ky that Jamie Lyon has been up all night icing his ankle but still will be out for 2 - 3 weeks
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,756 /88
    We are going to be pretty bare in the centres next week against the Broncos - Whare & Bailey I suggest assuming Foran is back
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,541 /214
    Also 2UE reported George was up all night icing a fresh batch of donuts he cooked.
  5. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,579 /80
    Gee we are copping a pasting with injuries to outside backs. Snake, Wolf, Killer and Foran. Add Matai to that as a suspension, and that'd be a test of any clubs depth.
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65

    Is probably where i would be going next week, even though I don't think Hopoate is near ready yet, it scares me what Folau will do to Bailey or Whare so would like Farrar marking him
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Lyon will today have scans on the high ankle sprain suffered early in the second half of Manly's 24-20 win over North Queensland at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night. He is a proven quick healer, but after the Sea Eagles returned to Sydney yesterday coach Des Hasler said the injury could keep Lyon out for ''anywhere from two to six weeks''.

    ''It depends on the scan results,'' Hasler said. ''Jamie's got a protective boot on. He says it feels a bit better than it did last night, but nothing to get carried away with at this stage. All we know at the moment is that there's some degree of damage that's going to keep him out for a period of time. It was just one of those things. Jamie was tackled and his foot got caught under the defender. But he has shown an ability to come back quickly in the past and he hobbled off the field instead of needing a stretcher. He walked off under his own steam, so that's a good sign.''

    The Blues squad for the critical game against Queensland at Suncorp Stadium will be named next Monday. Lyon will obviously miss Manly's game against Brisbane at Brookvale Oval on Sunday, so the NSW selectors and coach Craig Bellamy will have to ask for a medical report before deciding whether to include him. It is not unusual for players to be chosen in Origin teams in the knowledge that they have an injury that will prevent them from training with the team for two or three days, but with NSW 1-0 down and staring at a possible fifth straight series defeat, the attitude towards injured players will probably be strict on this occasion.

    Lyon would be a certain selection in the 17-man squad if fit. But where he plays is a different question. He was five-eighth for Origin I, but will probably be moved back to his normal position at right-centre for game two. There is optimism at Manly that it is a low-grade sprain, but with only 18 days between when he got injured and Origin II, it is going to be a race against time for Lyon.

    Manly had three forwards involved in Origin I - prop Josh Perry and second-rower Anthony Watmough for NSW, and hooker Matt Ballin for Queensland - and Hasler reckons several more should be considered for Origin II.

    ''Glenn Stewart and Jason King both put their hand up, the way they played against the Cowboys,'' Hasler said. ''And what about Brent Kite - he had a tremendous game. None of them would let NSW down. They're all big-match players. Glenn and Brent have played a heap of rep football and know what it's all about, and 'Kingy' is very unlucky not to have played Origin by now.''

  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,756 /88
    Could Matai have got suspended at a worse time?

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