SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Corey Thompson of the Tigers is tackled during the round 20 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on July 27, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have provided an injury update ahead of their round 22 trip to Canberra to take on the Raiders, releasing the following statement on their club website.

“After sustaining an ankle injury in the side’s last-start win over the Newcastle Knights, Wests Tigers can confirm that Corey Thompson requires surgery and will take no further part in season 2018,” the statement reads.

“Corey will be clear to begin the 2019 pre-season training and will continue in a rehabilitation program until the season concludes.

Chris Lawrence (hand/hamstring) and Mahe Fonua (arm) are both expected to miss just one further week with their respective injuries, with Josh Aloiai (hand) and Tim Grant (knee) hopeful of returning the week after in Round 24.

Oliver Clark won’t be available for a few more weeks.”

Josh Reynolds is also progressing well with his recovery following shoulder surgery and should be clear to commence 2019 pre-season training.”

Tigers injury list

Chris Lawrence (hand/hamstring) — Round 23

Mahe Fonua (arm) — Round 23

Josh Aloiai (hand) — Round 24

Tim Grant (knee) — Round 24

Oliver Clark (knee) — Round 25/26

Corey Thompson (ankle) — Season

Josh Reynolds (shoulder) — Season

 

 

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