Nate Myles

Myles leaves Manly for Melbourne

The Australia international forward has been recruited as cover for Christian Welch, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2017 campaign with a knee injury.

Myles, 31, is currently recovering from an elbow problem sustained in the opening State of Origin match but will begin work with his new team immediately.

"I'm ecstatic to be able to join Melbourne Storm for the remainder of the season," he said. 

Myles in doubt for Origin II

Manly co-captain Myles suffered the injury early on in the Sea Eagles' NRL loss to Penrith on Sunday.

Myles completed the match, but Manly coach Trent Barrett said the injury could spell trouble and the veteran forward has been sent for scans.

"He needs a scan on his knee, I don't know how serious it is," Barrett said.

Myles suffered the injury in the opening minutes of Manly's dramatic 31-24 loss to the Panthers at Brookvale Oval.

He spent much of the first half in the attention of Manly's medical staff, who eventually declared he was fit to play on.

Why Maroons selectors showed faith in Nate

As the Sea Eagles have struggled to find consistency under new coach Trent Barrett and with a completely remodelled playing roster Myles has been unable to stand out, but standing out has never really been his thing.

The man himself will deride the lack of fast-twitch fibres in his legs and lack of anything resembling even a little bit of footwork at the line but the Maroons have got a job for Myles to lock up the middle of the field and after 29 appearances they know he'll get it done.