Manly are rallying round luckless star Tom Trbojevic after affirmation the fullback will miss the remainder of the NRL season.
After scans confirmed the fullback had torn his proper pectoral muscle throughout Wednesday night time’s State of Origin II, Trbojevic met with a specialist on Friday morning who formally dominated him out for the rest of the marketing campaign
Trbojevic will bear surgical procedure on Tuesday to re-attach the muscle earlier than enterprise a minimal of 12 weeks in restoration.
Manly coach Anthony Seibold mentioned Trbojevic has the staff’s backing as he faces as much as one other powerful harm interval.
“I actually really feel for him,” Seibold instructed reporters on Friday.
“I wasn’t shattered for myself, or the membership. I used to be shattered for him.”
“It is unfair that he has to undergo what he is going via however I simply know that he’ll come out the opposite aspect and we’re right here to assist him.”
Trbojevic’s torn muscle is simply the most recent in his lengthy historical past of accidents, starting from power hamstring points, a 2019 tear in his left pectoral and recurring shoulder issues.
Since his debut in 2015, Trbojevic has spent greater than 80 weeks within the casualty ward, attracting intense scrutiny.
Seibold hopes the general public deal with the 26-year-old with compassion.
“Tommy wants a little bit of assist as a result of there’s fixed hypothesis about his well being on the subject of his accidents and I do not suppose that is essentially good for anyone,” he mentioned.
“He is the very best character, nice integrity and work ethic. I am not over-exaggerating – he prepares like an Olympic athlete.”
Trbojevic’s harm has forged a shadow over the rest of the Sea Eagles’ season.
Sitting twelfth on the ladder, Manly’s monitor document with out their star man on the again has been fraught and so they face a tricky process towards the third-placed Storm in Melbourne on Saturday night time.
Within the lead as much as Origin II, Trbojevic and Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans missed final week’s conflict towards Parramatta through which the Sea Eagles had been thrashed 34-4.
“There’s two methods we are able to give it some thought,” Seibold mentioned.
“(Really feel) sorry for ourselves about not having Tom for the remainder of the season, or give another person a chance and we go once more.”
“We have dealt with (Trbojevic’s absences) effectively, and at completely different occasions not so effectively, however we really feel, as a gaggle, at our easiest.”
In higher information, Manly are set to get Trbojevic’s brothers Ben and Jake again from harm subsequent week in addition to centre Brad Parker and second-rower Kelma Tuilagi.
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