TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Cameron McInnes of the Dragons attempts to break away from the defence during the round three NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Clive Berghofer Stadium on March 25, 2018 in Toowoomba, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Outgoing Dragon and star Cronulla Sharks recruit Cameron McInnes has suffered a ruptured ACL at training, as first reported by Fox Sports’ Lara Pitt.

Pitt posted the unfortunate injury news on Twitter on Friday afternoon, reporting that he will be sidelined for the 2021 season.

“Breaking: Cameron McInnes has ruptured ACL at training today. Scans confirm he’ll be out for the season,” she tweeted.

The 27-year old had just signed a reported four-year $2 million deal with Cronulla from the 2022 season.

The Dragons confirmed the setback in a statement.

“St George Illawarra have provided the following injury update on Cameron McInnes, who has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament,” the club revealed.

“McInnes suffered the injury during a training session on Friday morning.

“The 27-year-old is yet to undergo follow up consultations to establish the next steps in his recovery and return to play time frame.”

McInnes has played 130 NRL games since making his first-grade debut in 2014, originally crossing from South Sydney to the Red V at the end of 2016.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Was it in the second half of 2019 he suffered a leg injury that finished his season? This is tragic news for McInnes & the Red V, assuming this story is not a gee-up.
    It now puts more importance on Andrew McCullough joining the club and they will also be hoping players such as Billy Brittain, Ben Hunt and Adam Clune stay healthy.

  2. Don’t look at it as , ‘ That’s it for the coming season ‘. Just look at it as an opportunity for another player . There’s always someone else looking for a chance to play.
    If I were the Dragons , I may make an offer for Mitch Kenny? He’s a good player & blocked by Korisau at Penrith. However, St.George have other options there already.
    McInnes is going after the coming season anyway. This is just an earlier than expected exit.

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