Cherry-Evans named in NRL Manly line-up

Cherry-Evans named in NRL Manly line-up

Injured Manly trio Tom Trbojevic, Jorge Taufua and Daly Cherry-Evans have opted to finish off their NRL seasons, despite the Sea Eagles being out of finals contention.

However Dylan Walker has succumbed to a shoulder injury that has ended his year.

Trbojevic (ankle), Taufua (shoulder) and Cherry-Evans (ankle) all require end-of-season surgery.

Coach Trent Barrett indicated after Thursday’s loss to Canterbury ended Manly’s playoffs hope that the trio could opt to have surgery straight away.

But they have all been named for Saturday’s round 24 clash with Melbourne at Brookvale Oval.

However Walker won’t be there after dislocating his shoulder against the Bulldogs.

Utility Walker joins Brett Stewart (knee), Steve Matai (neck), Brenton Lawrence (pec) and Jayden Hodges (knee) on the sidelines for the rest of 2016.

It ends a disappointing 12 months for Walker who moved to the northern beaches from South Sydney ahead of this season.

Walker suffered a prescription drug overdose in September when he was still on the Rabbitohs’ books.

He struggled to adjust to his new five-eighth role at Manly and was eventually shifted to centre with Jamie Lyon switching to pivot.

Walker wore much of the blame for NSW State of Origin series loss after his lacklustre performances in games one and two.

And last month he injured his hand in an off field incident that resulted in him missing two matches.

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