Tariq Sims’ season is over after rehab on his groin is expected to extend past the 2019 campaign.
Dragons’ Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth has provided the following injury update on Dragons’ back-rower, who has struggled with his groin all season.
“Tariq underwent successful groin surgery in Sydney on Monday, ” Pickworth told the club’s website.
“The timeframe for recovery unfortunately means he will not play again in season 2019.
“Tariq will rehabilitate over the off-season and be ready to play come the commencement of the 2020 NRL premiership.”
It’s a cruel blow for the back-rower who missed the Origin decider and is now all but ruled out for a potential Kangaroos call up to face the Kiwis in October.
After averaging 100 metres per game this year and being one of the Dragons’ best, the 29-year-old will now take the off-season to strengthen his groin and ensure his conditioning in the preseason will mean a more injury-free 2020.