MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 13: Cameron Munster of the Storm looks on during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at Gosch's Paddock on September 13, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Good news Storm fans – Cameron Munster could make a shock return this weekend.

The star five-eighth was expected to be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a knee injury in Round 7.

However, he was named as a reserve for Saturday night’s clash with Canberra after progressing well in his recovery.

Storm general manager of football Frank Ponissi confirmed he is a “slight chance” to face the Raiders if his impressive recovery continues.

“He’s got one of those bodies that defies medical philosophy,” Ponissi told The Herald Sun. 

“It was always a 2-4 week injury then wasn’t looking great and then suddenly made a recovery.

“If we had to make the decision now (to play) it would be a no, but … if suddenly he continues to make this recovery he’s available Saturday.

“It’s unlikely he will play but if he continues in the next 72 hours like he’s done in the last 48 hours, he’s a slight chance of playing.”

Munster cannot do further damage to the medial ligament injury, with Ponissi stating they will seriously consider his inclusion if he gets through training in the next couple of days.

“If he can train the whole session tomorrow then we’ll have another look at him on Friday and if he gets through that OK, we got to give it some serious thought,” Ponissi said.

The Storm face Canberra at GIO Stadium on Saturday at 7.35pm (AEST).


  1. Save yourself and rest up – we’ve got the Raiders covered without him. Next week the Titans, and then the Broncos. Come back after that and we will have given some of the other combinations a look-see…

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