MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Shaun Johnson of the Sharks runs with the ball during the round 17 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park on July 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The Sharks have suffered another major injury blow, with star halfback Shaun Johnson likely to be sidelined with a suspected syndesmosis injury.

The 28-year-old is believed to have sustained the injury during his side’s big loss to the ladder-leading Storm on Saturday, reportedly continuing to play despite being hampered by the ailment.

Sharks coach John Morris said the severity of the injury is unknown.

“Shaun is in a moon boot for a suspected syndesmosis injury and will have scans to confirm extent of injury,” Morris told The Daily Telegraph.

Johnson will likely join fellow Sharks stars Josh Dugan, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen, Matt Moylan and Josh Morris on the injury list.

The Sharks, currently ninth on the ladder, will be looking to avoid a fifth straight loss when they travel to Wellington to face the 12th-placed Warriors on Friday night.


  1. Best thing the Warriors have ever done was get rid of Johnson. He wanted a mil a season if not more and at 28 with what he had achieved he didn’t deserve it. We dodged a bullet cause in this season he has been either injured or in poor form and he’s going in being 29. For a player who’s best skills are his running game and ability to break a game open from nothing it’s not surprising that after injury and getting older he’s really regressed. He’s lost that acceleration and speed that made him so dangerous and he’s not the same player he was 3/4 years ago when he was worth a mil a season. He really showed that after we need him to step up in the finals last year and he just looked like he didn’t want the ball in his hands.

    Not that Nikorima has been a perfect replacement but for a third of the cost we have gotten someone who is younger, faster and stronger who’s growing with the team in confidence. He’s also able to cover fullback and hooker. Nikorima has little to no kicking game which is a major set back but hopefully he can develop that ASAP. I think by next year CHT hopefully continues to play well when given the opportunities and shows that by the end of 2020 we don’t need Blake Green who will be off contact and also will be 34. I don’t think Adam Keirghan is the bestest back up half either and I can see someone from Nz coming back to take up that role.

  2. No finals for the gummies this year. Rorted the cap and got away with a slap on the wrist.
    Karma baby.

  3. I always wondered why they spent the money on Johnson? Can be great , but can do nothing & run in ever decreasing circles at times.
    I think they’d have been better just bringing young Flannagan through & keeping him at the club.

  4. “rorted the cap and got away with it”

    Mate, they rorted everything and got away with it. I have nothing against the sharks per se but as a Melbourne fan who went through that horrible cap stuff I look at Cronulla and feel angry with what they got away with.

  5. Hey swa9.. Keirghan came to the Panthers to just get a game in Canterbry Cup. After the Dogs cut him. He started out in the centres & was moved to 5/8th as needs be.
    Then got offered a fair but to go to the Warriors.
    He’s only played very well at the Panthers. I bet they could buy him back now as a handy utility player, for very little money.

  6. RoosterOfDivide did you just say your Chocolate Soldiers POACHED a Berries lower grade dud… Keirghan….then transit lounged him out to Kiwi land….😊🤣😃🤣😂😁😂🤣

    Oh by the way RoosterOfDivide….I see you have started a trend with swa9amuff1n……now rivaling you in the…. War And Peace style novel posts.💪🤔👍

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