Gold Coast have been dealt a blow with in-form winger Corey Thompson sidelined for not less than two months, together with his ankle harm requiring surgical procedure.
Thompson suffered a syndesmosis to his left ankle throughout final Friday’s NRL loss to Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.
Scans revealed a a number of ligament harm and the Titans mentioned on Monday he was an prolonged spell on the sidelines.
“The perfect case state of affairs is an eight-week return to play,” Titans’ excessive efficiency supervisor Klint Hoare mentioned.
Thompson has been excellent in 2021 for the Titans, scoring seven tries in eight video games and averaging 180 operating metres per recreation.
The 30-year-old’s kind had some arguing the ex-Canterbury and Wests Tigers again may have been an opportunity at getting a call-up for Queensland on this 12 months’s State of Origin collection.
His Maroons hopes have nevertheless been dashed by his harm information.
Gold Coast, who’ve slipped to a 3-5 file after blowing an early 22-0 result in lose 36-28 to the Broncos, welcome again athletic backrower Tino Fa’asuamaleaui for Saturday’s recreation in opposition to Thompson’s former Tigers staff.
The ex-Melbourne star missed the Titans’ previous two matches on account of suspension.