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Casualty Ward: Storm sweat on Smith after head knock

The Melbourne Storm have received some good news regarding their star utility, Brandon Smith.
The Melbourne Storm have received some good news regarding their star utility, Brandon Smith.

The fiery forward suffered a head knock in Friday’s win over Canberra and there were fears he had fractured his cheekbonr or even broken his jaw again.

However, Smith has been cleared of a broken jaw.

NEWS: Brandon Smith has been cleared of a broken jaw after scans this morning. Josh Addo-Carr (ankle) a little sore but @storm expected to field same team for #NRLGF - although a few will sit out training on Monday.

— Travis Meyn (@travismeyn) October 17, 2020
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The complaint first popped up midway through the first forty where Smith was attended to by a trainer. He officially was pulled off for a HIA test and passed it to return to the field in the second half.

Having suffered a broken jaw earlier this season, coach Craig Bellamy remained hopeful after the match that it’s not that again but noted that there was a “bump under his eye.”

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“He certainly wasn’t himself. He usually goes out there and gives us a huge lift but he sort of really struggled straight away tonight,” Bellamy said.

“He must of got a knock, he’s got a bit of a bump under his eye.

“I’m not quite sure how bad it is or how much it affected him but hopefully it’s not a broken jaw again. But I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have gone back out if that was the case.

“He was just a bit dazed so hopefully he’ll be right for next week.”

Nelson Asofa-Solomona also had a scared after he came down awkwardly in a tackle and was left in pain on the ground, clutching at his ankle. The hulking front-rower was able to play through it though.

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FULL CASUALTY WARD BY CLUB

BRONCOS

David Fifita (ankle) - Origin 1-2

Tevita Pangai jnr (stood down) - off-season

Jack Bird (ACL) - off-season

Kotoni Staggs (knee) - 2021

RAIDERS

Ryan Sutton (knee) - grand final

Corey Horsburgh (foot) - season

Emre Guler (ankle) - season

Curtis Scott (leg) - season

Andre Niko (knee) - season

Josh Hodgson (knee) - season

Bailey Simonsson (shoulder) - season

BULLDOGS

Jayden Okunbor (ACL) - 2021

SHARKS

Blayke Brailey (ankle) - 2021

Matt Moylan (hamstring) - 2021

Siosifa Talakai (shoulder) - 2021

Shaun Johnson (Achilles) - Round 8-10, 2021

Royce Hunt (knee) - Round 8-10, 2021

Cameron King (ACL) - retired

Bronson Xerri (suspended) - indefinite

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TITANS

N/A

SEA EAGLES

Tom Trbojevic (shoulder) - 2021

Jorge Taufua (ruptured Achilles) - 2021

Brendan Elliot (knee) - 2021

Moses Suli (foot) - 2021

Manase Fainu (stood down/shoulder) - indefinite

STORM

Brandon Smith (jaw) - TBC

Cameron Munster (knee) - finals week three

Tom Eisenhuth (strained calf) - finals week three

Dale Finucane (calf) - finals week three

Tui Kamikamica (ankle) - finals week three-grand final)

Max King (suspended) - 2021

Marion Seve (knee) - season

KNIGHTS

Kalyn Ponga (shoulder) - 2021

Andrew McCullough (hamstring) - 2021

Connor Watson (Achilles) - 2021

Jayden Brailey (knee) - 2021

COWBOYS

Valentine Holmes (suspension) - Origin II

Michael Morgan (calf) - 2021

EELS

Blake Ferguson (knee) - 2021

Maika Sivo (knee) - 2021

Michael Jennings (stood down) - indefinite

PANTHERS

Charlie Staines (hamstring) - indefinite

RABBITOHS

Campbell Graham (groin) - grand final

James Roberts (pectoral) - indefinite

Ethan Lowe (neck) - season

Tom Amone (knee) - season

Braidon Burns (knee) - season

Latrell Mitchell (hamstring) - season

DRAGONS

Ben Hunt (suspension/hip) - Origin I

Jack de Belin (stood down)

ROOSTERS

James Tedesco (knee) - Origin I

Lindsay Collins (groin) - 2021

Siosiua Taukeiaho (knee) - 2021

Victor Radley (knee) - 2021

Sam Verrills (knee) - 2021

Billy Smith (knee) - 2021

WARRIORS

Leeson Ah Mau (pectoral) - 2021

Taane Milne (knee) - 2021

Jackson Frei (knee) - 2021

Bunty Afoa (knee) - 2021

Selestino Ravutaumada - (2021)

TIGERS

Moses Mbye (knee) - Origin one

Josh Aloiai (knee) - season

Billy Walters (knee) - season

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