SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Luke Keary of the Roosters looks on during the 2019 NRL Grand Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary has detailed the full extent of the ankle injury which hampered him throughout Sydney’s run to back-to-back premierships.

The 27-year-old is believed to have been hindered by a syndesmosis complaint which may see him go under the knife, but still managed to play 80 minutes in Sydney’s six-point grand final win over Canberra.

He played a vital role in securing the victory, setting up the winning score late in the game.

Keary said the ailment created a number of issues during the game.

“I knew I was going to play but it was worse than I thought it was going to be tonight,” Keary told NRL.com.

“I didn’t think I was too bad but that you probably can’t see up high, there’s things I can’t do.

“I couldn’t run from left to right, I couldn’t prop on my left foot.”

Keary enjoyed another strong season in 2019, playing 22 games and scoring two tries.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Lucky for Canberra he was not at full fitness or the Chooks win by 40+

    So this must mean he pulls out of the Aussue team.

  2. DaveWombat99 , no it means he isn’t the no1 choice to begin with.
    As you witnessed for yourself with 14 (2 fullbacks) on the field and the 6 again theft for the fake premiers, Keary is making excuses after being totally outplayed by his opposite.

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