SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Luke Keary of the Roosters leaves the field injured during the round 20 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Allianz Stadium on July 29, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The Sydney Roosters are hopeful that five-eighth Luke Keary will overcome a left knee injury as they charge towards the finals.

The 26-year old limped off the field during Sunday’s 36-18 win over the Dragons and was sent for scans on suspected medial damage.

But coach Trent Robinson was confident that the injury was not going to be a long-term issue.

“He’s got the brace on as a precautionary,” Robinson told The Daily Telegraph. 

“I don’t think it’s anything too bad. But I don’t know how long it will take to turn it around.

“It’s obviously a concern but I don’t think it’s a long-term concern.”

Keary is expected to miss at least the team’s clash with the Cowboys on Saturday, with Sean O’Sullivan and Ryan Matterson looming as potential replacements.

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“I don’t know. I think I’ve been wrong here before on some players and playing the following week,” Robinson said.

“I felt like he knew it was coming on and he adjusted a bit. When an outside back comes off, it’s usually something wrong. Especially a player like Luke I don’t think he’s come off much at all.”

In other injury news, Eels hooker Kaysa Pritchard will miss the rest of the year after after dislocating his shoulder against South Sydney.