Injury update after Round 11
It is good news for joint-captain Jeremy Smith, who suffered a bicep injury in Saturday’s match against the Wests Tigers. Scans confirmed a bicep strain however he remains a chance of playing in Round 12. He’ll be given until game day to prove his fitness.
Sam Matora is also likely to be available in Round 12, as he recovers from a hamstring injury he suffered two weeks ago.
"Sam should re-enter the equation, which should be pleasing as he is one of our form forwards," coach Nathan Brown said on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, the Knights are set to be without young five-eighth Brock Lamb for at least the next eight weeks after scans revealed a high grade syndesmosis (ankle) rupture. He has appointment with the surgeon this week.
“We are really happy with the way he has developed," he said.
“It’s disappointing that he will be out for a long period, but that’s the nature of this sport.
“We have a few byes in there, he’ll come back, like a number of their players, we’ll expect them to have a good finish to the year."
Utility Will Pearsall also injured his ankle, playing in the reserve grade match last weekend. He is expected to be out for approximately six weeks.
Jacob Saifiti continues to recover from a wrist injury but remains out for a few more weeks.
It is better news for Robbie Rochow, who has a review appointment this week in the hope to get clearance to resume team training, as well as the Mata’utia brothers, Peter and Chanel, who both come out of the knee brace on Tuesday. The brothers are 3-4 weeks away from a return to playing.