NRL Casualty Ward

Olam fractures forearm; Watson hit for six

The 29-year-old was taken from the field just six minutes into the match with his right arm wrapped in his jersey as a makeshift sling.

The Storm centre will be sent for scans to confirm the full extent of the injury.

Meanwhile, Roosters utility Connor Watson is facing six months on the sideline after suffering a ruptured patella tendon during pre-season training.

After initially fearing he may miss the entire 2023 season, Watson has revealed the surgery was a success and he could be back on the field around August.

Storm star Papenhuyzen in doubt for Round 1; Broncos fullback sidelined: NRL Casualty Ward

A photo of Papenhuyzen in a moon boot last month had Storm fans worried and the club told that it was due to a “minor” ankle injury.

However, Bellamy told Fox League that Papenhuyzen is no guarantee to feature in Melbourne’s season-opener against the Tigers on March 12.

“We might give (Munster) a bit of time at fullback at some stage today,” Bellamy said ahead of the Storm’s trial match against the Warriors on Saturday.

“We’ve got Nick Meaney as well but we’re not quite sure if Paps will be back for the first game.

Casualty Ward: Tamou, Roberts returns delayed; Jennings hurt again

Tamou has again succumbed to a foot injury, while Roberts has not played since the Tigers moved to Queensland last month.

"Unfortunately he won't be playing this week, he's still got a niggle," Tigers coach Michael Maguire said of Roberts. "We pushed him today to see how he was and he won't be in the team."

George Jennings's comeback from a knee injury was shortlived with the Melbourne winger hurting his knee again in Thursday's match against the Gold Coast.