Sport Melbourne Storm dealt another huge injury blow with Dale Finucane ruled out for six weeks
NRL 2021: Melbourne Storm in ‘constant contact’ with Cameron Smith, CEO Justin Rodski reveals
Smith is yet to make a decision on whether to retire or continue his legendary NRL career in 2021.Smith is still keeping the entire NRL community guessing over his future less than two weeks out from the start upcoming season.
has been ruled out for six weeks, adding another huge name to the club's ahead of the 2021 season.
With star hooker, the reigning premiers were already on the back foot injury wise.
And on Thursday morning, the club confirmed reports from Wednesday that Finucane - who was recently named co-captain alongisde Jesse Bromwich - would be out of action for over a month after picking up a lowe leg injury.
Unfortunately, scans have shown Dale Finucane has suffered a high grade ankle tear. His recovery time will be around six weeks.
NRL 2021: Storm hooker Harry Grant set to miss first three weeks of season with knee injury
NRL 2021: Storm hooker Harry Grant set to miss first three weeks of season with knee injuryGrant, who returned to the Storm after a breakout loan spell for the Tigers in 2020, hobbled off the field during their 30-10 trial win over the Knights in Albury.— Melbourne Storm ???? (@storm)
Good news for Finucane is calf strains have a relatively low recurrence rate. But they are notorious for lingering symptoms & often require gradual rehab process. Finucane hoped to return in 6 weeks last season but suffered an aggravation at training during his rehab.— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio)
Finucane played all three games for NSW in last year's State of Origin series, and has established himself as one of the premier lock forwards in the competition.
, missing plenty of football before returning in the preliminary final win over Canberra.
Melbourne Storm's consistency remains, winning another NRL season opener even without Cameron Smith .
In many ways, the first game of the NRL season for the Storm was just like their last 19 season openers and the 2020 NRL grand final, but it was always going to feel strange without Cameron Smith.When we last left the Melbourne Storm in the 2020 grand final, they were coming within a whisker of surrendering a 22-point first-half lead to a team many expected to win the premiership.