Gold Coast rookie Kane Elgey is to undergo scans after leaving Leichhardt Oval in a moon boot in the club’s 27-20 victory over the Wests Tigers on Friday night.
Elgey fell awkwardly as he crossed for the side’s second try of the match and tried to play on before limping off not long after the restart.
The 21-year-old failed to return to the field, but coach Neil Henry remained hopeful the injury won’t keep him on the sidelines for long.
“Maybe a syndesmosis, an ankle sprain of some sort. He’s in a boot and he’s a little bit sore. Hopefully it’s not too serious,” he said.
Hooker Daniel Mortimer moved into the halves and linked well with five-eighth Aidan Sezer, while Kierran Moseley filled in capably at dummy-half for the remainder of the match.
Second-rower Dave Taylor said Elgey had developed nicely since making his debut in the fourth round, and losing him would be a huge blow for the team.
“He’s been a crucial part of this team, right from the second he stepped up,” he said.
“It’d be a big blow, but that’s football.
“He’s very professional in what he does, so he’ll be back on the field as soon as possible.”
Sezer could also face a stint on the sidelines after being bizarrely placed on report for swearing at opposition five-eighth Mitch Moses midway through the second half.
Asked what he thought of the incident, Titans skipper Nate Myles said: “It’s cricket.”
Henry was also taken aback, but admitted he was unsure of the exact nature of the occurrence.
“They are going to start putting players on report for that?” he asked.
“They better write a good report. I thought he was arguing with the referee so I thought it may have been for dissent.
“Was it off the back of a penalty we got against us? I don’t know.”