Ennis says he needs a ‘miracle’ to play in Sunday’s NRL grand final after suffering a foot fracture.
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Canterbury Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis admits he needs a miracle to play in Sunday’s NRL grand final against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Ennis suffered a fractured foot during his side’s preliminary final win against Penrith and he told Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast that his chances to play in the decider are low at best.
“The medical staff are covering all bases at the moment,” Ennis said.
“To (coach) Des (Hasler’s) credit, he’s such a loyal bloke, he’s been terrific for me – not only as a player, but also as a person and leadership-wise at the club.
“He’s going to give me to the nth degree to get there, but I’m praying for a miracle I think.”
Ennis said he felt Josh Reynolds would be best suited to stick with the number six role, but was confident the New South Wales player was capable enough to cover him.
“If they went with Josh, I think they know that he’s capable,” he said.
“But for me he’s one of the best five-eighths in the comp and his combination with Trent Hodkinson is vital to our side there.
“It’ll be interesting to see what Des comes up with.”