Melbourne’s 20-4 victory over the Eels didn’t come without some problems, as the Storm finished the contest with no fit players left on the interchange bench.
Cameron Smith saw a back injury end his night prematurely in the first half, while Suliasi Vunivalu (hamstring), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (ankle) and Brandon Smith (knee) all sustained injuries throughout the contest.
While all four players while have scans and tests to confirm the severity of their injuries, coach Craig Bellamy spoke to the media after the win, and touched on each injury.
“It is hard to say at the moment,” Bellamy told reporters post-match.
“Cameron has had spasms in the joints in his back, which he has had before. I don’t think it is anything too serious but what serious is, I don’t know, especially with backs.
“Brandon and Nelson are going to be out for a fair chunk of time I think.
“Suli felt his hamstring, it wasn’t too bad but we weren’t prepared to put him out there for the second half. Our physio basically said it will get worse and if he tears it, that is a six-week injury. He is going to miss a week or two but it won’t be long term like the other two.”
Melbourne finish their home-and-away season with matches against the Titans and Panthers.