Vodafone Warriors second rower Ben Henry will need scans over the next few days to determine the full extent of the leg injury which forced him off the field midway through the first half of yesterday’s first-round NRL clash against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Henry was playing his 52nd NRL match, his first since a season-ending ACL injury in the fourth-round match against Brisbane in March last year.
He’d come through trials against Gold Coast and St George Illawarra untroubled but his twice-operated-on left knee was caught awkwardly when he made a tackle in the 20th minute of last night’s match.
“It’s not looking good. I’m shattered for him personally and so is everyone else,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden.
“Ben worked so hard to be ready for the start of the season and was really looking forward to stringing some games together. This is devastating.”
The initial diagnosis is Henry has either dislocated the patella in his left knee or he has ruptured his quad.