Sydney Roosters halfback Luke Keary has suffered a suspected season-ending knee injury during the 26-16 loss against South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium tonight.
Keary left the field late in the second half after slumping to the ground while attempting to chase down a kick.
It was initially reported Keary had suffered a hamstring injury but Roosters coach Trent Robinson told the post-match press conference he feared his chief playmaker had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
“’Kez’ (Keary) I think it’s ACL,” Robinson said.
“It is (devastating).
“The way we played the game is really disappointing and when you layer that (the injury) on top you can imagine how it’s going to be in there (the dressing room).”
Keary made his debut for the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues in Game One of last year’s series and had started the season in style after helping engineer big wins over the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and Wests Tigers in the first two rounds.