Luke Keary faces tests after injuring his knee against the Dragons. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)
Luke Keary faces tests after injuring his knee against the Dragons. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)

Casualty Ward: Roosters sweat on Keary injury

THE Sydney Roosters are confident Luke Keary's knee injury won't derail their run to the finals after he suffered suspected medial damage.

Keary limped from the field in Sunday's 36-18 win over St George Illawarra, and was taken for immediate scans.

And while it's believed they showed damage to the left knee, coach Trent Robinson is hopeful it won't sideline his five-eighth for an extended period. "He's got the brace on as a precautionary," Robinson said.

"I don't think it's anything too bad. But I don't know how long it will take to turn it around.

"It's obviously a concern but I don't think it's a long-term concern."

The injury is expected to see Keary miss at least next Saturday's clash with North Queensland, before they play South Sydney the following week.

"I don't know. I think I've been wrong here before on some players and playing the following week," Robinson said.

"I felt like he knew it was coming on and he adjusted a bit. "When an outside back comes off, it's usually something wrong. Especially a player like Luke I don't think he's come off much at all."

If he is to be ruled out, Sean O'Sullivan would shape as his most likely replacement or potentially Ryan Matterson.

Alex Glenn was injured in Brisbane’s win over Cronulla.
Alex Glenn was injured in Brisbane’s win over Cronulla.


In other injury news from Round 20:

- Brisbane Broncos back-rower Alex Glenn injured his hand late in the first half of the match against the Sharks and is expected to be sidelined for up to two months

- Parramatta Eels hooker Kaysa Pritchard has been ruled out for the rest of the year after copping a dislocated shoulder in Saturday's 26-20 loss to South Sydney

- North Queensland utility Ben Hampton (ribs) is in some doubt for round 21 after copping an accidental knee from Kalyn Ponga


Andre Savelio (ACL, season)

Matt Gillett (Broken neck, Round 21)

Payne Haas (Shoulder, Season)

Jack Bird (Sternum, Indefinite)

Jaydn Su'A (Leg/foot, season)

Alex Glenn (Hand, TBC)


Kieran Foran (Foot, Season)

Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Hand/Knee, Season)

Marcelo Montoya (Hamstring, season)


Sam Hoare (ACL, Season)

Michael Morgan (Bicep, Season)

Josh Chudleigh (Knee, Season)

Ben Hampton is in doubt.
Ben Hampton is in doubt.

Ben Hampton (Ribs, TBC)


Jacob Host (Dislocated shoulder, Round 23)

Nene MacDonald (Foot, TBC)


Tony Williams (ACL, Season)

Beau Scott (ACL, Season)

Manu Ma'u (Cheekbone, Indefinite)

Cameron King (Knee, Round 24)

Josh Hoffman (Shoulder, Season)

Kaysa Pritchard (Shoulder, Season)


Slade Griffin (Knee, Season)

Tautau Moga (ACL, Season)

Jacob Saifiti (Shoulder, Round 24)

Connor Watson (ankle, TBC)


Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Broken jaw, Round 22-23)

Sam McKendry (ACL, Season)

Tim Browne (Ruptured bowel, Retired)

Dylan Edwards (Shoulder, Season)

Peter Wallace (Shoulder, Retired)

Jarome Luai (Ankle, Finals - hopeful)


Richie Kennar (Foot, Round 21)

Greg Inglis (Broken thumb, Round 21-22)


Ata Hingano (Ankle, Season)

Jack Wighton (Disciplinary, Season)

Shannon Boyd (Calf, Round 21)

Jarrod Croker (Knee, Season)

Aidan Sezer (Hamstring, Round 21 - hopeful)


Bernard Lewis (ACL, Season)

Dylan Napa (Knee, Round 21)

Luke Keary (Knee, TBC)


Apisai Koroisau (Foot, Season)

Curtis Sironen (ACL, Season)

Lachlan Croker (ACL, Season)

Akuila Uate (Ankle, Season)


Josh Dugan (Stress fracture fibula, Round 21-22)

Jack Williams (Pec, season)

Kurt Capewell (Thumb, Round 23-25)


Sam Kasiano (Knee, Round 25)


Dale Copley (Hamstring, season)

Max King (Shoulder, season)


Nathaniel Roache (Back, Season)

Tohu Harris (Knee, Round 21)

Issac Luke (Calf, Round 21)


Mahe Fonua (Broken arm, Round 24-25)

Josh Reynolds (Shoulder, Season)

Chris Lawrence (Hamstring/hand, Round 24/25)