The Sydney Roosters have received a massive blow, with star centre Blake Ferguson ruled out for four months due to a foot injury.
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Ferguson suffered ligament damage to his right foot during his side’s win over the Canberra Raiders on Sunday, resulting in the centre leaving the field during the second half of the match.
He will undergo surgery on Tuesday and is not expected to return until at least the beginning of August after he left Allianz Stadium in a moonboot, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Fergurson’s injury against his former club means the 25-year-old will be ruled out of the upcoming State of Origin series.
The news will come as a huge blow to the Roosters after Ferguson scored three tries in two appearances for his new side following year out from the game due to a number off-field indiscretions during his time at the Raiders.
The 2013 premiers released a statement on Monday in regards to the injury:
“Blake Ferguson suffered ligament damage to his right foot in last Sunday’s win against the Canberra Raiders, resulting in the centre leaving the field in the second half without return,” the statement read.
“Ferguson will undergo surgery tomorrow and it is expected that he will be unavailable for selection for 4 months.
“A further update on Ferguson will be provided once he commences rehabilitation.”