Good news on the injury front for one Sydney Roosters’ star.
Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings will play again this season for the NRL premiers after further scans on his injured chest showed less than serious damage.
Initial fears suggested Jennings would miss the rest of the season for the Roosters with a torn pectoral, but he should be right to play in six weeks.
For the Bulldogs, playmaker Trent Hodgkinson in in severe doubt for his side’s clash with the Canberra Raiders on Friday night due to a cork sustained in State of Origin II.
Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen completed some basic training drills on Friday morning and is likely to play against Manly.
While Luke Lewis was not a participant, he is also set to be given the green light to take on the Sea Eagles at Remondis Stadium..
Parramatta’s Will Hopoate has been cleared of serious injury and will play this weekend after traveling with the Eels to play the Storm.
Daniel Mortimer will make his club debut for the Gold Coast Titans despite the club not confirming it yet, and Albert Kelly is still an outside chance of playing.
Curtis Rona will be called back into the North Queensland side after the season-ending injury to Brent Tate, when he tore his ACL in Origin II.
Matt Scott will also miss playing time after he fractured his cheekbone in the Maroons’ lose, and he will be replaced by John Asiata.