World Cup hopeful Dom Young sustains injury

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Dom Young in action for Newcastle Knights

Newcastle Knights winger Dom Young left the field with injury during their clash with Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL.

The World Cup hopeful injured his knee attempting to score a try in the first half of the clash on Thursday. He picked up the injury sliding over for what could have been the first try of the night.

He was assessed by the trainer before being taken from the field.

Superstar full-back Kalyn Ponga also left the field for a head injury assessment. However, he since returned to the field.

The NRL physio tweeted: “Dom Young off with a right knee injury, to go for scans. Mechanism likely from knee into turf as he was scoring try. Best case contusion/cork but concern there for PCL injury.”

A PCL injury could require between four to 12 months recovery.

More on Dom Young

The 20-year-old centre or winger joined the Knights on a three-year deal from Super League side Huddersfield ahead of the 2021 season.

Young made his first team debut for the Giants at the age of 17 and is one of the hottest prospects in the game right now.

He was born and raised in England but qualifies to represent Jamaica via the family heritage rule. Before the postponed tournament, Young was set to represent the nation at the World Cup.

However, recent form may see him earn a spot in Shaun Wane’s England squad.

The England team met up for the first time this year on Monday in preparation of the Rugby League World Cup. The get-together was boosted by the special guest appearance from national football manager Gareth Southgate. 

England face Samoa, France and Greece at this year’s tournament which stars in October.

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