Sam Moa’s playing immediate playing future is under a cloud after he was taken to hospital with a dislocated wrist during the Sydney Roosters’ 38-28 win over Canterbury on Friday.
The Kiwi international was taken from Allianz Stadium to have surgery to put the joint back in place.
Early reports suggested Moa will miss just two weeks, which would make his available for the Roosters’ round 24 match with NRL premiership frontrunners Brisbane. However Roosters coach Trent Robinson couldn’t confirm that.
“I’m not sure how he is. We will have to wait and see,” he said.
Robinson moved to back the NRL’s shoulder charge ban after Roosters interchange prop Kane Evans was put on report for a monster hit on Dogs prop Sam Kasiano.
“I wasn’t a fan (of the ban), but what we’ve learnt over the last couple of years, the welfare and health in our game and the duty of care that we have, we’ve got it right,” he said.
The shot from Evans, who has earned the nickname “The Undertaker” was put on report and is sure to be heavily scrutinised when the match review committee meets on Monday.
As Mitchell Pearce became the youngest player at at 26 years and 115 days to play 200 first grade games the Roosters notched up their seventh successive win, but not without a scare.
The home side raced out to a 22-0 lead after 25 minutes before giving up 28 straight points for the Dogs to lead with just over 20 minutes to go.
But late tries to Blake Ferguson, Michael Jennings and Jackson Hastings saw the Roosters home. They next play Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Sunday week.
Canterbury travel to Brisbane to meet the Broncos on Friday.