Oh no! Dragons star Korbin Sims re-breaks broken arm from 2019

The Dragons are having no luck with injury at the NRL Nines in Perth after it was revealed that forward Korbin Sims has re-broken the arm he snapped during last season.

The news comes after reports Dragons youngster Matt Dufty is set to face surgery in Perth after suffering a suspected fractured cheekbone.

Fox League reporter Lara Pitt said Sims “was very upset” on the sidelines of the tournament in Perth as he faces going under the knife again to repair the damage.

Matt Dufty has a broken cheekbone.

Matt Dufty has a broken cheekbone.Source: FOX SPORTS

Last year, Sims broke his arm during the Dragons’ 13-12 golden point win over Newcastle in April.

At the time, he took to Instagram, posting a photo of his x-ray and saying: “Thanks everyone for the messages and sorry if I haven’t got back to you all. Surgery soon and then on the mend.”

He also said that he will now have matching metal plates in each arm.

Meanwhile, Dufty was taken to hospital after a head clash in the Nines, and Pitt tweeted he could be sent straight in for an operation.

Anthony Milford won’t play on day two of the NRL Nines in Perth after tweaking his hamstring.

The Broncos are expected to send him for scans after the Brisbane outfit lost to the Cowboys.

There was better news for Michael Maguire, however. The Tigers coach reckons his heart skipped a beat when Paul Momirovski’s knee got twisted and the centre came buckling out of a tackle.

The Tigers confirmed on Saturday morning Momirovski actually injured his ankle and will be sidelined for two to three weeks.

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The question the Wests Tigers now really want answered is where is the Momirovski-Harry Grant exchange deal with the Melbourne Storm up to?

And the answer is we should get a clearer picture in the next 72 hours once the Melbourne Storm make their next move.

The exchange deal for Momirovski to go to Melbourne Storm for this season and young gun Harry Grant to become the Wests Tigers hooker looked all sewn up bar the shouting.

The paperwork has been submitted to the NRL.

Trouble is, the Storm made a miscalculation in relation to their salary cap and as it sits right at the moment they can’t quite fit him in. It’s believed that the move would put the Storm club over the cap by as little as $15,000.

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The Tigers need an answer by Monday or Tuesday next week because if it’s not happening then captain Moses Mbye needs to start training at hooker.

Mbye has spent some time in at dummy-half over the summer but if the Grant deal’s off, he’s the Tigers No. 9 for round one.

South Sydney’s Queensland forward Ethan Lowe was pulled from the field looking forlorn.

Initial fears were that Lowe had suffered a medial knee injury. and he will seek further treatment on Saturday.

In the women’s competition, Dragons player Holli Wheeler ruptured her ACL on Friday.

NINES INJURIES

Josh McGuire (Cowboys) — Knee (TBC)

Ethan Lowe (Rabbitohs) — Knee (TBC)

Paul Momirovski (Tigers) — Ankle (Round 1)

Anthony Milford (Broncos) — Hamstring (TBC)

Mitch Barnett (Knights) — Hip (TBC)

Taane Milne (Warriors) — Nose (TBC)

Matt Dufty (Dragons) — Broken cheekbone (TBC)

Holli Wheeler (Dragons W) — ACL (Season)

FULL NRL CASUALTY WARD

BRONCOS

Corey Oates (Leg infection) — Trials

Richie Kennar (Shoulder) — Trials

Anthony Milford — TBC

Jordan Kahu (Shoulder) — Round 1

Sean O’Sullivan (Knee) — Mid-2020 season

Keenan Palasia (Knee) — Late-2020 season

COWBOYS

Justin O’Neill (Spleen) — Pre-season

BULLDOGS

Jeremy Marshall-King (Shoulder) — Round 1

Marcelo Montoya (Knee) — Round 1

Sauaso Sue (Knee) — Round 1

Kieran Foran (Shoulder) — Indefinite

SHARKS

Bronson Xerri (Shoulder) — Round 1

TITANS

Dale Copley (Shoulder) — Round 1

Shannon Boyd (Shoulder) — Round 1

Moeaki Fotuaika (Wrist/knee) — Round 1

Ryan James (Knee) — Indefinite

Keegan Hipgrave (Repeated concussions) — Indefinite

SEA EAGLES

Morgan Boyle (Shoulder) — Pre-season

Curtis Sironen (Foot) — Trials

Tom Trbojevic (Pectoral) — Trials

Joel Thompson (Arm/neck) — Trials

Albert Hopoate (Knee) — Round 1

Jake Trbojevic (Shoulder) — Early rounds 2020

Addin Fonua-Blake (Shoulder) — Early rounds 2020

Manase Fainu — Stood down

STORM

Christian Welch (Knee) — Indefinite

KNIGHTS

Starford To’a (Finger) — Trials

Beau Fermor (Knee) — Early-mid 2020 season

Mitch Barnett (hip) — Trials

EELS

Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Elbow) — Pre-season

Maika Sivo (Hand) — Pre-season

Waqa Blake (Shoulder) — Round 1

PANTHERS

Spencer Leniu (Hamstring) — Trials

Mitch Kenny (Elbow) — Round 1

James Fisher-Harris (Pectoral) — Round 1

Dean Blore (Shoulder) — Round 6

Soni Luke (Pectoral) — April

Shaun Blore (ACL) — April-May

Brayden McGrady (ACL) — April-May

Tyrone May — Stood down

RAIDERS

Curtis Scott (Ankle) — Trials

Hudson Young (Suspension) — Round 6

John Bateman — Indefinite

RABBITOHS

Braidon Burns (Hamstring) — Trials

Liam Knight (Foot) — Trials

Cody Walker (Shoulder) — Trials

Ethan Lowe (Knee) — TBC

DRAGONS

Tariq Sims (Groin) — Pre-season

Jason Saab (Shoulder/foot) — Pre-season

Cameron McInnes (Leg) — Trials

Jack de Belin — Stood down

Matt Dufty (Broken cheekbone) — TBC

ROOSTERS

Ryan Hall (Knee) — Round 1

Billy Smith (ACL) — Indefinite

WARRIORS

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck — Trials

Wayde Egan (Shoulder) — Round 1

Peta Hiku (Shoulder) — Round 1

Gerard Beale (Knee) — Early rounds

Karl Lawton (Shoulder) — Early rounds

Nathaniel Roache (Knee) — Mid-season

Jazz Tevaga (Ankle) — Round 4-5

Taane Milne (Nose) — TBA

WESTS TIGERS

Russell Packer (Foot) — Round 1

Moses Mbye (Hip) — Pre-season

Josh Aloiai (Hand) — Pre-season

Jacob Liddle (Knee) — Mid-2020 season

Paul Momirovski (Ankle) — Round 1

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