Eels star Lane taken ‘straight to hospital’; Manly’s damage scare: NRL Casualty Ward

Eels star Shaun Lane was taken straight to hospital following a brutal head conflict with Knights enforcer Daniel Saifiti on Friday night time.

Saifiti got here charging off the again fence and Lane was first to make contact within the three-man deal with, however he got here reeling out of the first-half incident.

The second-rower appeared in instant ache and was clutching his face, in what seems to be a jaw damage.

Lane was taken straight off and Parramatta officers took no possibilities, sending him straight for scans.

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“The Eels just getting ahead of the game here, they’re taking Shaun Lane straight to Gosford Hospital for scans immediately for that facial injury,” Fox League sideline reporter Lara Pitt mentioned.

“That is a real shame for Shaun Lane, a real star for the Eels in their grand final charge in 2022,” commentator Warren Smith responded.

“It’s a suspected fracture of the cheek or jaw,” Yvonne Sampson added at halftime.

The Eels misplaced their second backrower within the forty fourth minute when Matt Doorey went off with an ankle damage.

“An ankle problem here for Matt Doorey, we mentioned he had the ACL at the end of 2021,” Smith mentioned.

“The leg of Jones collided with his own right ankle and they both got up very proppy. That may very well be night over for Doorey.”

“With (Isaiah) Papali’i heading to the Tigers he’s got a real chance to nail down that right edge this season,” Gorden Tallis responded.

Later within the second half Pitt mentioned: “The club and doctor are saying he (Doorey) did jam up that ankle but they’re not expecting it to impact his start to the season.”

Meanwhile, in Saturday night time’s second recreation younger gun Joseph Suaalii failed a head damage evaluation whereas Morgan Harper suffered a knee damage.

The gun centre dropped to the bottom after catching a move from dummy-half and was assisted from the sphere by membership medical workers.

Harper grabbed at his knee and limped off the sphere, however was capable of stroll on his personal in constructive indicators.

“He dropped to the ground before there was contact made and he is grabbing his left knee,” Fox League’s Greg Alexander mentioned.

“That’s not a good sign.”

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Shaun Lane (jaw) – TBC

Joseph Suaalii (head knock) – TBC

Matt Doorey (ankle) – TBC

Morgan Harper (knee) – TBC



Kobe Hetherington (biceps) — indefinite

Xavier Willison (shoulder) — Round 1

Thomas Flegler (head knock) — Round 1


Harley Smith-Shields (ACL) — Round 1

Adrian Trevilyan (shoulder) — indefinite

Xavier Savage (face) – TBC


Declan Casey (shoulder) — Round 2

Samuel Hughes (again) — Round 3

Bailey Biondi-Odo (knee) — Round 21


Kade Dykes (knee) — 2024

Matt Ikuvalu (knee) — indefinite

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Chris Randall (hamstring) — Round 1

Brian Kelly (suspension) — Round 4

Patrick Herbert (knee) — indefinite


Josh Aloiai (knee) — Round 1

Tom Trbojevic (hamstring) — Round 1

Karl Lawton (knee) — Round 4

Morgan Boyle (foot) — indefinite

Jason Saab (knee) — indefinite

Alec Tuitavake (knee) — indefinite

Morgan Harper (knee) – TBC

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Ryan Papenhuyzen (knee) — indefinite

Justin Olam (arm) – TBC


Adam Elliott (pelvis) — Round 1

Jack Hetherington (shoulder) — Round 1

Kalyn Ponga (calf) — Round 1

Mat Croker (suspension) — Round 3


Mitchell Dunn (ACL) — Round 1

Heilum Luki (knee) — Round 4

Luciano Leilua (stood down) — indefinite


Haze Dunster (knee) — Round 1

Ryan Matterson (suspension) — Round 4

Bailey Simonsson (shoulder) — indefinite

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Spencer Leniu (shoulder) — Round 1

Izack Tago (shoulder) — Round 1

Taylan May (suspension) — Round 3


Francis Molo (suspension) — Round 3

Cody Ramsey (sickness) — subsequent season

Junior Amone (stood down) — indefinite


Taane Milne (suspension) — Round 2

Liam Knight (knee) — indefinite


Billy Smith (knee) — indefinite

Sitili Tupouniua (knee) — indefinite

Connor Watson (knee) — indefinite

Angus Crichton (private causes) — indefinite

Joseph Suaalii (head knock) – indefinite


Luke Metcalf (hamstring) TBC

Bayley Sironen (groin) — Round 1

Ronald Volkman (shoulder) — Round 1

Jazz Tevaga (chest) — Round 2




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