Star Roosters winger Blake Ferguson played out Sunday’s grand final victory against the Storm despite breaking his leg early in the second half, according to Fox Sports.
Ferguson broke his fibula 10 minutes into the second half but heroically persevered during the last 30 minutes of the match to help the Roosters secure a 21-6 victory at ANZ Stadium.
He finished the match with 21 runs for 155 metres, continuing the form which saw him recognised as the Dally M winger of the year.
Sydney coach Trent Robinson said he wasn’t aware of the severity of Ferguson’s injury until after the final whistle.
“Not until probably 20 or 30 minutes after the game. We knew he had an injury but then the longer that goes it sort of starts to get numb so they ended up getting it scanned and we found out he’d broken his leg,” Robinson said.
Ferguson’s heroics however have largely been overshadowed by those of his teammate Cooper Cronk, who played the game with a severely broken scapula.
He is set to join the Eels next season on a three-year deal believed to be worth more than $1.5 million.