Titans luckless hooker Beau Falloon will undergo surgery this afternoon on a dislocated wrist suffered in a training mishap at Pizzey Park this morning and is likely to be sidelined for six weeks or more.
The club’s 2014 player of the year was due to return from a shoulder injury this Saturday against the Rabbitohs after missing the previous two matches.
The wrist was dislocated in a simple defensive drill involving Luke Douglas and Eddy Pettybourne at the start of this morning’s session and he was immediately taken to Allamanda Private Hospital at Southport by club physio Greg Condon. X-rays showed no fracture but surgeon, Dr Zeke Tan, scheduled Falloon for surgery to correct the dislocation.
“It’s terrible news for Beau, particularly as it was such an innocuous tackling drill,” said coach Neil Henry.
“He is a great trainer and had worked hard to be right to return from a shoulder injury against Souths this Saturday, so it’s extremely disappointing for Beau and the team and I really feel for him.”
Falloon suffered the shoulder injury in the early minutes of the round 8 clash in Auckland against the Warriors and was looking forward to rejoining the side after the bye after missing the losses to Canberra and Cronulla. Daniel Mortimer was used off the bench in his absence.