SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons holds his injured shoulder as he walks from the field during the round 22 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop has dislocated his shoulder during his side’s disastrous 40-4 loss to the Eels on Saturday night.

Widdop suffered the injury in the 27th minute and was clutching his arm in pain after grounding the ball to try to stop a Parramatta try.

The 29-year old had his shoulder put back in place but was forced to sit out the rest of the match and will undergo scans on Sunday to determine the severity of his injury.

The positive news is that he did not require an ambulance but was forced to heavily ice his shoulder.

Fox League’s Lara Pitt revealed that the Dragons’ club doctor was optimistic was nothing serious and would not end Widdop’s season.

The Englishman was confident the injury was nothing serious.

“Yeah, (the shoulder) got back in, like I said we will wait until tomorrow (for scans),” he told Pitt post-match.

“This is a new injury, I will be fine.”



  1. Bad luck for Widdop and St Merge as he is the only half they have.
    Hunt has to be the worst signing of the year.
    Great result though.
    40-4. Lucky to get four points as off a kick was the only way they were going to get any points lol

    • Nonsense. Widdop is everything that is wrong with SGI since his signing. We don’t listen to flagrantly anti-SGI commentators or follow their “Dally M awards”. Gaz is the only commentator who doesn’t rave about how good Widdop is. That is very telling. It would have been fantastic if Widdop suffered a season ending injury in round 1 but as it happened now, we’ll take it and now we have a chance for a premiership. Several other backs need to be dropped as well but Widdop was the worst by some margin.

  2. Lol@redflop90 40 – 4 hahaha hunt million dollar dud he was great last night. Dce current qld half ay pal

  3. Ahhh…Redv90 surfaces. Any excuses sunshine? or are we going to trot out the “but at least we…blah blah etc etc” again?
    The merged venture annual choke is underway right on schedule as predicted by many. Didn’t it go something like “but at least we didn’t lose twice to the donkeys..etc etc”? Me thinks last nights spineless capitulation tops any atrocity performed by any other side this season. Tired, slow, completely out of ideas and now relying on an over paid and over rated part time hooker hiding in a 7 jumper. It’s a full on tilt and game over for 2018.

    • All of that and they are still having a better year than manly and the sharks.

      They way you carry on 54nil you would think manly were in the top 8 not fighting not to get the spoon. You are a soccer playing fairy that watches lord of the rings.

      • Like i said got nothing. You mock soccer like it isnt the world’s most played sport. End of the day lord of the rings is good manly won! st merge got bashed by LOL parra and the fall of the bought not bred dragons we will all enjoy with popcorn. Redgoon90 probably watches cricket:)

        • You grew up playing soccer because you are a little fairy. You are the worst type of fan, didn’t even play the game but act like some expert.

    • After today shark will have lost 3 in row and beaten by manly last week you have no leg to stand on.

      Will be good to see the dragons eliminate the sharks first week of finals

      • Is that right oh special one. I think after today Cronulla have plenty to stand on. Great win and showed what that the merged mob lack. Guts and skill. Your predictions are as good as your choking team pal. Worthless. So disappear again.

        • Awesome stuff. A pointer on grammar from Redv90! Coming from one who’s a living highlight reel of grammatical errors I should be devastated, but I’m not. We all know who’s devastated after this past weekend’s round of footy now don’t we? Another year of full bore choking and that’s the best you can come up with?… the way…no capital B in bbbj you genius of a wordsmith …..

      • Redv90!!!!!!!!!!! WoodChook Darmus prophesied 3 weeks before the halfway mark of the season that your team had overachieved, but alas Redv90. You did not heed my warning. 💪😎👍 Never mind, at least you guys have made the eight. I think. Better watch out the tigers may over take your for and against and you both finish on 28 points. But Brisbane will probably be the side to miss out now.✔

  4. Poor old st. george. If widdop is gone, then so are they.
    Hunt will not stand up under pressure.
    Better luck next year.

  5. Surely Jai Field can finally play? I rate Nicholls but Field is the future. Poor kid can’t get a run over Mann or Hunt! Imagine him and Dufty behind that pack.

  6. It doesn’t matter who plays for St.George in the final 3 games, they will loose all of them, morale is down because the Dragons have a coach McGregor that just has no idea what to do and how to motivate his players, perhaps put Nightingale in the forwards again like he did a month ago. This coming week the Tigers will put a number on the Dragons and will win by 30plus. On the form shown yesterday the Dragons will NOT win another game this season and miss the top eight again, good on you McGregor !!

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