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NRL injuries and suspensions: Matterson to miss opening rounds of 2023 season, Simonsson injures shoulder in Grand Final

Eels in disbelief as Ash Klein pulls out incredibly rare penalty call

Parramatta’s Ryan Matterson was charged for a crusher tackle on Penrith’s Dylan Edwards during his side’s loss to the Panthers in Sunday’s grand final.

Matterson received the only charge of the night with a Grade One Offence and will either miss the first three weeks of the 2023 season if he accepts the early guilty plea, or four weeks if he unsuccessfully challenges.

The only injury to come out of the match was Matterson’s teammate Bailey Simonsson, who left the field in the 58th minute with a shoulder complaint and failed to return.

After failing to earn a spot in the New Zealand side for the upcoming World Cup, the Eels centre will now undergo a rehabilitation program over the off-season.


Brisbane Broncos

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PlayerReasonReturn time
Herbie FarnworthBiceps2023
Jordan RikiEye2023
Brenko LeeHamstring2023
Corey JensenCOVID2023
Ryan JamesFinger2023
Kobe HetheringtonHead Knock2023

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Brisbane’s season has come to end with still quite a few on the injured list.


Canberra Raiders

PlayerReasonReturn time
Adam ElliottHipTBC
Jarrod CrokerShoulder2023
Josh HodgsonKnee2023
Harley Smith-ShieldsKnee2023
Ryan Sutton Hand2023
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Knees are a problem in the national capital, unfortunately ruling Jarrod Croker, Josh Hodgson and Harley Smith-Shields out for the year.


Canterbury Bulldogs

PlayerReasonReturn time
Jack HetheringtonShoulder2023
Corey AllanGroin2023
Billy TsikrikasKnee2023
Reece HoffmanHand2023

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The Dogs still have a few wounded while they begin to focus on next season.


Cronulla Sharks

PlayerReasonReturn time
Sione KatoaShoulder2023
Jack WilliamsShoulder2023

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The Sharks will be looking forward to some troops coming back for the finals

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Gold Coast Titans

PlayerReasonReturn time
Patrick HerbertKnee2023
Aaron BoothKneeMid 2023
Shallin FullerLeg2023
Erin ClarkKnee2023

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The Titans struggled to keep the same team on the field all year.


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Manly Sea Eagles

PlayerReasonReturn time
Tom TrbojevicShoulder2023
Jake TrbojevicHand2023
Jason SaabKnee2023
Sean KeppieShoulder2023
Karl LawtonKnee2023
Taniela PasekaKnee2023
Reuben GarrickShoulder2023
Brad ParkerHamstring2023

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Karl Lawton and Tom Trbojevic’s long-term injuries have hurt the Sea Eagles.


Melbourne Storm

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PlayerReasonReturn time
George JenningsKnee2023
Christian WelchAchilles2023
Reimis SmithPectoral2023
Tom EisenhuthAnkle2023
Tyran WishartAnkle2023
Dean IeremiaHamstring2023
Ryan PapenhuyzenKneecap2023

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Melbourne have had plenty of injury worries this season but Craig Bellamy’s system kept on keeping on.


New Zealand Warriors

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PlayerReasonReturn time
Ash TaylorHipRetirement
Shaun Johnson Calf2023
Reece WalshPectoral2023
Ronald VolkmanShoulder2023
Bayley SironenOsteitis Pubis2023
Jazz TevagaShoulder2023
Rocco BerryToe2023
Marcelo MontoyaKnee2023

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The Warriors’ injury toll has been an ongoing problem all season.


Newcastle Knights

PlayerReasonReturn time
Kalyn PongaConcussion2023
Mitch BarnettThumb2023
Kurt MannQuad2023
Lachlan FitzgibbonShoulder2023
Bailey HodgsonElbow2023
Dylan LucasPectoral2023
Bradman BestHamstring2023
Jayden BraileyHeel2023
Jake Clifford Arm2023
Leo ThompsonHamstring2023
Sauaso SueConcussion2023
Anthony MilfordRibs2023
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Newcastle have struggled with injury all year.


North Queensland Cowboys

PlayerReasonReturn time
Mitchell DunnKnee2023
Heilum LukiKnee2023
Jason TaumaloloSuspension4th game of the World Cup

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The Cowboys have had few injuries this year, but are almost to full strength.


Parramatta Eels

PlayerReasonReturn time
Ray StoneKnee2023
Haze DunsterKnee2023
Tom OpacicHamstringTBC
Bailey SimonssonShoulder2023

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The Eels have had a few injuries in the outside backs but are now close to a full roster.

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Penrith Panthers

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Taylan MayHamstringTBC

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Penrith will be looking forward to having Nathan CLeary back this week. .


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South Sydney Rabbitohs

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Jacob HostShoulderSeason
Liam KnightKnee2023
Tom BurgessSuspendedGrand Final
Alex JohnstonHipTBC
Siliva Havili CalfTBC

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Liam Knight and Jacob Host suffering season-ending injuries weaken their forward strength.


St George Illawarra Dragons

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PlayerReasonReturn time
Mikaele RavalawaHamstring2023
Tariq SimsSuspended2023
Moses MbyeHamstring/Suspended2023
Moses SuliAnkle2023
Francis MoloSuspended2023
Michael MoloThumbSeason

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The Dragons have copped a few injuries late in the season.


Sydney Roosters

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PlayerReasonReturn time
Billy SmithACL2023
Sitili TupouniuaACL2023
Lindsay CollinsSuspension2023
Daniel TupouGroin2023
Joey ManuCalf2023
James TedescoHead Knock2023
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves SuspendedWorld Cup/2023

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The Roosters are still missing some big names heading into the finals.


Wests Tigers

PlayerReasonReturn time
Shawn BloreKnee2023
Stefano UtoikamanuWrist2023
Luke BrooksCalf2023
Jackson HastingsAnkle2023
Alex TwalConcussion2023
Tommy TalauKnee 2023
Alex SeyfarthPectoral2023
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The Wests Tigers list of missing players was a constant battle during a tough season for the club .

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