Roosters rake set for surgery after breaking collarbone, Storm star’s double blow: NRL Casualty Ward

Roosters hooker Sam Verrills is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines after he goes under the knife to repair a broken collarbone suffered against the Titans.

The Sydney Roosters squad has been assessed by club medical staff following Saturday’s Round 9 match against the Gold Coast Titans.

Sam Verrills will undergo surgery after sustaining a fractured collarbone during the match. A timeline of his return will be determined following surgery.

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Following the NSW Cup match between the North Sydney Bears and Newtown Jets on Sunday afternoon, Renouf Atoni sustained an MCL strain and will have scans throughout the week to assess the severity.

Billy Smith, Egan Butcher, Adam Keighran and Connor Watson will all return to full unrestricted training this week following successful rehabilitation of their respective injuries. There were no other injury concerns for the players that featured in the match.

Meanwhile Storm star Ryan Papenhuyzen is facing time on the sidelines with knee and hamstring issues.

“It’s a little bit disappointing, not ideal but a bit of a silver lining, it will give me a bit of time to fix my niggles and come back fresh,” Papenhuyzen said.

Storm teammates Reimis Smith is looking at a long stint on the sidelines with a suspected pectoral tear.

Storm forward Kenny Bromwich will need to pass concussion protocols after copping a head knock.


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Sam Verrills comes form the field after breaking his collarbone.Source: Getty Images

Dragons forward Euan Aitken will need to pass concussion protocols after failing his HIA following a high shot from Jesse Ramien.

Knights back-rower Jack Johns suffered a suspected broken arm in the loss to the Cowboys and was taken to hospital.

Newcastle flyer Edrick lee copped a head knock and must pass concussion protocols, while Tyson Frizell was a late scratching due to illness.

Tigers pair Ken Maumalo and Thomas Mikaele will need to pass concussion protocols this week after copping head knocks.

Sea Eagles back-rowers Josh Schuster (calf) and Haumole Olakau’atu (illness) were late withdrawals against the Tigers.

Raiders centre Jarrod Croker (shoulder) and fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (corked leg) are in doubt for the Raiders.


Edrick Lee (head knock) – TBC

Jack Johns (arm) – TBC

Sam Verills (collarbone) – TBC

Thomas Mikaele (head knock) – TBC

Ken Muamalo (head knock) – TBC

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (cork) – TBC

Jarrod Croker (shoulder) – TBC

Reimis Smith (pectoral) – TBC

Ryan Papenhuyzen (hamstring) – TBC

Kenny Bromwich (head knock) – TBC



Jake Turpin (shoulder) – Round 10

Payne Haas (shoulder) – Round 10

Kurt Capewell (neck) – Round 10

Brendan Piakura (hamstring) – Round 10

Xavier Willison (knee) – mid-season

Tesi Niu (hamstring) – Round 17

Albert Kelly (foot) – Round 20-21


Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (cork) – TBC

Jarrod Croker (shoulder) – TBC

Jamal Fogarty (knee) – Round 15-17

Josh Hodgson (knee) – season

Harley Smith-Shields (knee) – season


Braidon Burns (hamstring) – Round 15

Corey Allan (hamstring) – indefinite

Raymond Faitala-Mariner (foot) – indefinite

Matt Doorey (knee) – mid-season

Jack Hetherington (shoulder) – season


Braden Hamlin-Uele (pectoral) – indefinite


David Fifita (knee) – Round 13

Joe Vuna (knee) – mid-season

Shallin Fuller (leg) – season


Josh Schuster (calf) – TBC

Haumole Olakau’atu (illness) – TBC

Jason Saab (toe) – Round 12-13

Taniela Paseka (knee) – indefinite

Andrew Davey (shoulder) – indefinite

Morgan Boyle (ankle) – indefinite

Brad Parker (knee) – mid-season


Ryan Papenhuyzen (knee/hamstring) – TBC

Reimis Smith (pectoral) – TBC

Kenny Bromwich (head knock) – TBC

Will Warbrick (ribs) – Round 10

Tepai Moeroa (shoulder) – Round 15

Christian Welch (Achilles) – season

George Jennings (knee) – season

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Edrick Lee (head knock) – TBC

Jack Johns (arm) – TBC

Tyson Frizell (illness) – TBC

Jirah Momoisea (elbow) – Round 10

Adam Clune (knee) – Round 10

Brodie Jones (elbow) – Round 10

Sauaso Sue (concussion) – Round 10

Bailey Hodgson (elbow) – Round 10

Mitchell Barnett (suspension) – Round 10

Kurt Mann (ankle) – Round 11

Dane Gagai (cheekbone) – Round 12

Hymel Hunt (cheekbone) – Round 13

Jayden Brailey (Achilles) – mid-season

Dylan Lucas (knee) – indefinite

Chris Vea’ila (leg) – indefinite


Mitchell Dunn (knee) – season


Solomone Naiduki (hamstring) – Round 10-11

Waqa Blake (knee) – Round 15

Maika Sivo (knee) – mid-season

Marata Niukore (hamstring) – indefinite

Haze Dunster (knee) – season

Ray Stone (knee) – season


Scott Sorensen (illness) – Round 10

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Tom Burgess (back) – Round 10

Kodi Nikorima (Covid protocols) – Round 10

Mark Nicholls (ankle) – Round 11-12

Jacob Host (shoulder) – Round 12-13

Latrell Mitchell (hamstring) – Round 15

Zane Bijorac (knee) – Round 21-22

Jed Cartwright (back) – indefinite


Max Feagai (ankle) – indefinite

Billy Burns (foot) – indefinite

Jaydn Su’A (ankle) – indefinite


Connor Watson (throat) – Round 10

Adam Keighran (ankle) – Round 10-11

Renouf Atoni (knee) – indefinite

Sam Verrills (collarbone) – indefinite


Euan Aitken (head knock) – TBC

Marcelo Montoya (suspension) – Round 10

Chanel Harris Tavita (Testicle) – Round 10-11

Tohu Harris (knee) – Round 10-11

Jesse Arthars (shoulder) – Round 12

Josh Curran (knee) – Round 13

Tom Ale (knee) – mid-season


Luciano Leilua (hamstring) – TBC

Thomas Mikaele (head knock) – TBC

Ken Maumalo (head knock) – TBC

David Nofoaluma (concussion) – Round 10

Daine Laurie (knee) – Round 12-14

Adam Doueihi (knee) – Round 14

James Roberts (back) – indefinite

Tommy Talau (knee) – mid-season

Shawn Blore (ACL) – season

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