NRL Trial Match - Roosters v Wests Tigers
GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25: Luke Brooks of the Tigers gestures during the NRL Trial Match between the Sydney Roosters and the Wests Tigers at Central Coast Stadium on February 25, 2022 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Luke Brooks' season could be over after suffering a potentially serious calf injury at training on Wednesday.

The embattled star has been under fire this season after struggling to perform on a consistent basis for the club, with the Tigers sitting at the bottom of the table alongside the Gold Coast Titans.

The Tigers have confirmed that Brooks has sustained a calf injury, and expect him to miss five to six weeks - with only six weeks remaining this season, it could be curtains on Brooks' campaign for the season.

The update comes after an injury at training on Wednesday, with scan results for the embattled halfback being returned this afternoon.

The Tigers will have two options to replace Brooks for the clash in Brisbane and in the coming weeks.

Brooks could simply be replaced by Jackson Hastings, who has moved to lock allowing for Adam Doueihi to claim the number six jersey.

That would also allow Joe Ofahengaue - who has been one of the club's best this year - to move back to the 13 jumper from prop, where he played the last two games in losses against the Gold Coast Titans and North Queensland Cowboys.

However, the other option - and seemingly the likely one - is to bring Jock Madden back into the side at halfback and play him alongside Doueihi.

“Jock has done well for us whenever he’s been called upon this season," interim coach Brett Kimmorley said after training on Thursday.

"He’s a quality player and I know he’ll make the most of this opportunity.”

The case of Madden is an intriguing one, with the young halfback who is highly rated still yet to decide his future.

He is off-contract at the end of the season, and while it's understood the Tigers want to keep the 22-year-old, they can't guarantee the amount of playing time he is chasing. He has been previously linked with a move to either the Canberra Raiders or Dolphins, although at this stage it's unlikely he'd find more playing time at either club than he would the Tigers.

He could well find himself back in the side on Sunday with the injury to Brooks however, with the club yet to confirm their replacement.

They may not do so until 7:35pm (AEST) on Friday evening - 24 hours before kick-off in the Queensland capital.

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