Sad news from sea eagles…

Eels rookie Arthur Miller-Stephen has been ruled out of the 2024 season after suffering a serious knee injury.

The club confirmed on November 14 that the fullback, who made his NRL debut last season, has now undergone surgery on the injury and will miss the entire 2024 campaign.

The news is much better for star half Mitch Moses, who has returned to full training for the first time since suffering the fractured eye socket which cut his 2023 NRL season short.

Moses missed the club’s final two games after picking up the injury in the Round 24 clash with the Broncos.

Parramatta co-captain Clint Gutherson remains on track to be fit for Round 1 following surgery on a knee injury suffered in the last game of the season and is due to return to running prior to Christmas.

Prop Junior Paulo recently underwent surgery on a chronic toe injury and will return to training in January, along with half Daejarn Asi (finger) and forward Makahesi Makatoa (pectoral) who required surgery after being hurt while playing in the Pacific Championships.

Meanwhile South Sydney’s Cameron Murray was ruled out of Australia’s Pacific Cup final loss to the Kiwis with tendonitis, with coach Mal Meninga confirming he had been carrying the hamstring tendon injury throughout the season before reaggravating it ahead of the final in November.

Sydney Roosters lock Victor Radley was ruled out of the England side for the third and final Test against Tonga at Headingley with a groin strain.

Fiji and Panthers flyer Sunia Turuva missed the Pacific Bowl final against Papua New Guinea with an ongoing calf injury.

Dolphins forward Connelly Lemuelu will have further checks conducted on his knee after picking up an injury while away with Toa Samoa for the Pacific Championships.

New Roosters recruit Dom Young was ruled out of England’s Test series against Tonga after a sinus infection spread throughout his head and forced him to be hospitalised.

Young is reported to be on the mend and is expected to make a full recovery in time for his new club’s 2024 season opener in Las Vegas.

Penrith five-eighth Jarome Luai has had surgery on the shoulder he dislocated late in the season before bravely returning to play in the preliminary final and premiership decider.

In further NRL news the Dragons report that fullback Tyrell Sloan suffered an ankle injury playing in the Koori Knockout and will be in rehab until mid-December but won’t miss any games in 2024.

Fellow Dragons Jaydn Su’A and Jack Bird are both recovering from shoulder injuries but are on track to return to pre-season training and will be good to go by the time the trial games roll around in February.

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