CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Blake Ferguson of the Eels has a broken nose during the Round 5 Canberra Raiders and Parramatta Eels match at GIO Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Blake Ferguson was put through the wars in his side’s clash against Canberra Raiders on Sunday. The star recruit suffered a broken nose and suspected rib injury during the first half of the game.

Despite administering a pain-killing injection during the half-time break, Ferguson left the field in the 45th minute, unable to see out the game.

When asked about the possibility of star winger Ferguson being fit for the Easter Monday clash against Wests Tigers, Eels coach Brad Arthur wasn’t too positive.

“He got a whack in the ribs early in the game and tried to play on for us and got a needle but couldn’t do his job properly so we had to make a change,” Arthur said.

“He’ll need to get X-rays tomorrow but, yeah, he said it’s pretty sore. We’ll wait and see if he’s in or out next week then we’ll worry about it.”

Since signing with the Eels from the Sydney Roosters, Ferguson has emerged as a star winger, averaging more than 200 meters per game.

This injury could see the star recruit sidelined for up to six weeks.

4 COMMENTS

  1. That’s how you inflict revenge on a former player within the rules of the game. Oh how sweet was the punishment dished!

  2. It’s a shame what could have been match of the round was ruined by poor refereeing.
    We defended our line for 15 minutes with no chance of the faiders scoring.
    Then we go length of the field which would have broken the faiders only for it to be called a forward.
    There was no way that pass was forward.
    If that fair try had been allowed we would have gone on and won the game. Add to that the fact bot once were the faiders back the 10 in the entire game. Think about it. This game was labeled as the match of the round yet they brought in Henry Perenara from the reserve grade to ref it. He has a long history of screwing over Parra.
    The fix was on before the game even started.
    Only comfort is the faiders will fair and eventually drop out of the top 8.
    Also why wasn’t that English grub charged for constantly raking at Ferguson’s broken nose and eyes
    Mind you I wouldn’t expect anything less from a two bit grub club like the faiders

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