Wests Tigers are most likely to be without skipper Robbie Farah for the remainder of the NRL season after scans confirmed the NSW hooker has a fractured hand.
Farah suffered the injury in the Tigers’ controversial golden stage 23-22 loss to Canterbury on Friday night.
And following X-rays on Saturday the club uncovered in a statement Farah has a fractured correct hand.
“An X-ray this morning showed Farah has a fracture, he then underwent a CT scan with the club expecting the outcomes on Monday,” the statement study.
With just two rounds of the typical season remaining, Farah’s season seems all but in excess of, leaving the Tigers’ finals hopes in tatters.
The reduction on Friday leaves Tim Sheens’ guys in eighth spot but they could be leapfrogged if Newcastle beat Manly at Brookvale on Sunday.
Tigers playmaker Benji Marshall praised his side for a massive energy in taking the competition leaders to additional-time.
The joint venture had been on the end of some harsh calls by officials with the largest talking point the baffling selection by video referee Sean Hampstead to award a try out in the 74th moment to Bulldogs winger Jonathan Wright.
In the lead up to the consider, back-rower Frank Pritchard ran behind Josh Morris, who impeded Tigers centre Blake Ayshford, ahead of passing to Ben Barba who identified an unmarked Wright.
But Marshall was as well proud of his side’s effort, immediately after fighting back from 12- early to send to the game into golden point with a try to Aaron Woods in the 78th moment, to fret about refereeing.
“That is rugby league. It could have gone both way but at the end of the day they won fair and square. We had our possibilities to win it but we couldn’t,” Marshall stated.
“If (Wright’s try out) went the other way they possibly would have blown up about it as well. At the end of the day, that’s the refs’ contact, they make that get in touch with and we can not control that.
“It was a large energy from the boys … the character we showed in the second half to come back was wonderful.”
The Tigers play the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium next round and Marshall mentioned it was a danger game against a side who beat them 42-28 in June.
“I feel it’s very good that we’ve received a prolonged week until finally we perform following weekend. We need to have a bit of recovery, a number of of the boys are battered and bruised,” Marshall mentioned.