Canberra Raiders half-back suffers injury blow

Josh McAllister
Jack Wighton

Canberra Raiders half-back Jamal Fogarty will miss the start of the 2022 NRL season due to injury.

Scans revealed a blow to his knee following last week’s trial against the Sea Eagles.

Canberra Raiders confirmed that the half-back is likely to need surgery and could be sidelined for up to four months.

Fogarty made the move to the capital during the off-season from Gold Coast Titans. The 28-year-old signed a three-year deal under head coach Ricky Stuart.

He was recruited to partner Jack Wighton in the halves, replacing George Williams.

Williams left Canberra Raiders mid-2021 to return to the UK with Warrington Wolves.

Winger Jordan Rapana has also been ruled out until round three due to suspension. He was charged for a shoulder charge in the NRL All Stars clash earlier this year.

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