Scans have revealed Ennis suffered two minor foot fractures during the Bulldogs preliminary final win over Penrith.
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The Canterbury Bulldogs have suffered a major injury blow ahead of the NRL grand final with captain Michael Ennis set to be ruled out of the decider against South Sydney with a fractured foot.
Ennis did not return to the field in the second half of Saturday night’s win over Penrith and has been diagnosed with two minot fractures.
The Bulldogs say they will do everything they can to get their skipper on the field for Sunday’s game, however they admit they face an “uphill battle” to get the 30-year-old fit for the clash with the Rabbitohs.
“The club’s medical staff will work overtime with Michael to give him every chance of playing next week in the grand final but the early indications are that he is facing an uphill battle to play,” the Bulldogs said in a statement.