Classy halfback to line-up against Sydney Roosters in NRL preliminary final.
Teammates of Tyrone Roberts say the playmaker is confident about being in the Newcastle side for their must-win clash against the Sydney Roosters this weekend.
Roberts was again one of the Knights’ best in their stunning performance to beat the Melbourne Storm on their home ground.
However, the rising star of the NRL sent a scare through the Knights camp when he hyper-extended his knee in the 77th minutes, casting doubts about if he will be able to make it through the, potential, last two weeks of the season.
Alex McKinnon revealed that Roberts said he his knee was feeling much better as the team arrived for their recovery session.
“I asked him this morning and he said, ‘It’s all good. The knee is feeling good,”’ McKinnon said.
“Obviously he’ll have to do a few little things this week, but he should be right to play this weekend.
“He had a brace on yesterday but he hasn’t got it on today, so it’s a big step.”
Roberts has been crucial for the Knights this season with his decision making when on the attack and his kicking game often being exemplary.
However, if he suffers a relapse then Newcastle’s depth at the number seven is lacking with only Craig Gower, who two weeks ago had surgery on his neck and has not returned to full-contact training, being the only obvious choice.
Knights coach Wayne Bennett is set to give his side a light week at training after they came through a torrid test against the Storm.