Tim Moltzen suffers injury during training


Wests Tigers player Tim Moltzen has suffered an injury during training this morning, Thursday 5 December.


Moltzen injured his left knee during morning training, with the 25 year old transported to hospital via ambulance. The injury was to the same knee he damaged against the Brisbane Broncos in round seven of the 2013 season.


This afternoon Doctors confirmed that Moltzen had broken his kneecap and would undergo surgery on Friday. He will be out of action for between 12 weeks and six months.


Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said that Moltzen had the full support of the Club at this tough time.


Its clear now that this is not a reoccurrence of the ACL injury Tim sustained against the Broncos last season, said Mayer. Hes broken his patella, which is a nasty and uncomfortable injury and we have complete faith that that medical staff can repair it.


Tim has the full support of the club at this time and we will ensure he receives everything he needs to recover from this serious injury, he said.


Wests Tigers Head Coach Mick Potter said that the injury occurred early in the session and that Moltzen was treated immediately.


Tim went down during training, there was no real contact, and has injured his knee, we had to call an ambulance to get him to hospital. said Potter. Tim was in a lot of pain and its a real blow for him, he said. Hes been looking really good in training.


Wests Tigers would like to thank Members for the concern theyve shown for Tim Moltzen at this time.


The Club will provide further updates as they come to hand.