SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Andrew McCullough of the Broncos is carried from the field injured during the round 21 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on July 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Broncos worst fears have been confirmed with hooker Andrew McCullough to miss the rest of the season due to a serious knee injury.

McCullough confirmed the news via social media, informing Broncos fans that he will require surgery.

McCullough suffered the injury when he was struck by teammate Adam Blair trying to make a tackle during the Broncos match against the Parramatta Eels.

McCullough will undergo a procedure to repair his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL).

The rehabilitation time for such an injury will give him some chance of being ready to return around the start of the 2018 NRL season.

“The general recovery for this injury is seven to eight months so he could be in danger of missing the first few weeks of next season,” said Broncos’ High Performance Manager Hickmans.

While Benji Marshall filled in for McCullough when he left the field on Friday night, it’s expected that Kodi Nikorima will get the first chance to replace McCullough in the No. 9 jersey.

Brisbane will name it’s Round 22 side to take on the Gold Coast Titans on Tuesday.


  1. Big blow for the Broncos. In terms of a replacement, I’d like to see Marshall, whose more defensively solid than Hunt or Nikorima, get a go.

  2. Adam Blair trying to make a tackle?
    He went for a shoulder charge into Jennings legs to illegally take him out but ended up ending his hookers season. Karma baby.

  3. Macca is a big loss.
    I will go with this team for rest of the season

    Joe O

    Herman Essese
    Tavita Pangai
    Sam Thaiday

    • Yeh I don’t mind the idea of Mcquire at hooker. Very good defensively and not bad passing skills.

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