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Injury Update: Round 20

Luke Brooks has been ruled out of Saturday’s Women in League Round match against Brisbane Broncos after picking up a calf injury in training on Wednesday.

Team physiotherapist Kenny Michalopoulos says Brooks can expect to be out for 5-6 weeks.

Jock Madden is likely to slot into half back against the Broncos with Jackson Hastings retaining his position at lock.

Interim coach Brett Kimmorley admits it’s a blow for Brooks but is confident his replacement is ready to fill the void.

“Jock has done well for us whenever he’s been called upon this season.

He’s a quality player and I know he’ll make the most of this opportunity.”

Brett Kimmorley

In other injury news, Luke Garner is hoping to be available for next weekend’s home game against the Knights after injuring his neck last weekend against the Cowboys.

Stefano Utoikamanu is recovering well after undergoing surgery a fortnight ago to repair his scaphoid fracture. He’s just commenced a running program.

Tommy Talau has recently commenced team integration and contact work. He’s progressing nicely and should return to full team training over the next month.

Shawn Blore is making steady progress as he continues to build on his speed and agility program.

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