New Parramatta recruit Blake Ferguson has celebrated the turn of the new year in hospital, after suffering a foot injury on Christmas Day.
According to The Daily Telegraph, the 28-year-old checked himself into a St George hospital after sustaining a cut on his foot, and was diagnosed with a serious foot infection.
However, the winger is set to return to training when the Eels come back from their festive break, with the club confirming to The Daily Telegraph they expect Ferguson to quickly overcome the setback.
“The club’s medical team is monitoring the situation closely and at this stage we expect [Ferguson] to recover in time for the start of 2019 training,” the Eels told the Daily Telegraph.
Ferguson is getting set for the first of three years at Parramatta, after signing a three-year deal from the Roosters to join the Eels back in July.