Geoff Toovey column: Now we’ve lost Kieran OUR injury woes just seem to continue as we have now lost our five-eighth Kieran Foran for Sunday’s game with the Knights at Brookvale Oval. He hurt his hamstring playing for New Zealand in last Sunday’s Test win over Australia. There were always doubts about him when we got reports back after the game. Our medical staff assessed him yesterday and we are resigned to being without him for several weeks. Kieran’s absence again illustrates why this is the worst injury toll I have ever seen at Manly. We haven’t been able to field the same 17 players two weeks in a row once this season. JAMIE LOOKING GOOD (Nb: Tooves did you look at that pic? What's around his gut???) THERE is better new regarding our captain Jamie Lyon. He is looking pretty good after being sidelined with an ankle injury and I am pretty confident that Jamie will play on Sunday. And he could obviously play at five-eighth. Another option would be Jack Littlejohn who is also back from injury. And prop Josh Starling should be right to return from a knee injury this week. We didn’t name Feleti Mateo in the squad we announced on Tuesday and he is still in some doubt and may return next week. Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon at Brookvale Oval ahead of Sunday's game wiith Newcastle Knights. Picture: Troy Snook. GREEN GREEN GRASS OF BROOKVALE WE are obviously delighted to be back at Brookvale Oval this Sunday. The ground clearly had some issues and Warringah Council worked very hard to get all that under control and full credit to them. The surface is now looking like a bowling green. It is beautiful. We hope a strong contingent of our fans come down to check it out on Sunday when we play traditional rivals Newcastle and cheer us on to a victory. The Knights like to throw the ball from side to side and their centres Dane Gagai and Joseph Leilua will be dangers out wide.