The Sheck has had a sweet year: Grand Final victory, highlights galore and two awards for winger of the year.
Unfortunately his year ended on the worst of terms suffering a suspected fractured leg within the first eight minutes of the Rugby league World Cup Final for the Kiwis, who went down 34-2 versus the Aussies.
According to an article on News this morning, Roger Tuivasa- Sheck:
….lasted barely seven minutes in this morning’s World Cup final won 34-2 by Australia before he limped off in tears with a suspected fractured leg. It occurred in the same place as last week’s injury – he was cleared to play after scans revealed no serious damage and he was confident he would be fine – but he heard a crack this time around and was in considerable pain.
I caught the ball and felt a sharp pain down the outside of my calf,” he said. “I will have scans on Monday to see what really went down. We will see.
“I was doing some extra warmup on the ground and I felt fresh and I felt good at the captain’s run.”
I guess we will find out more this week, but a broken leg — depending on the severity — would usually rule out someone for up to 12 weeks, meaning RTS would have to sit out until February.
However, with that 12 week time frame, he should be back in time for the World Club Challenge on February 22. Remember though, that 12-week frame is just a guess, and last time he checked this writer was anything but a doctor.