The Sharks have copped a major blow with stories rising star Kade Dykes has suffered a suspected torn ACL.
Information Corp revealed on Tuesday night time that Dykes was despatched for scans earlier that day at a pre-season camp in Wollongong.
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It’s a merciless twist for the younger fullback, who additionally turned 21 on Tuesday.
He made his NRL debut in Cronulla’s native derby with St George Illawarra August and featured once more the next week, scoring his first attempt within the high grade too.
Dykes — the son of former Shark and Eel, Adam Dykes — starred in NSW Cup final season to earn a two-year Prime 30 take care of the membership across the identical time he made his debut.
His future is so vivid that he was anticipated to problem Will Kennedy for the Sharks’ No. 1 jersey.
If confirmed to be a torn ACL, Dykes will miss all the 2023 season.
It’s a critical concern for the Sharks given back-up fullback Lachie Miller was launched to the Knights additionally on Tuesday.
Given Luke Metcalf has additionally left the membership, utility Connor Tracey and reigning Dally M medallist Nicho Hynes are coach Craig Fitzgibbon’s subsequent choices ought to something occur to Kennedy all through the season.
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