Album: Friend out for 6 weeks with broken jaw

I thought Friend had his best game of the season last night and now it looks like he will be on the sideline for a while. With him out it does make the return of Luck even more important. Will it be Godinet and Mara to share the hooking duties?<br /> <br /> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> <br /> Link: warriors.co.nz<br /> <br /> Courageous hooker Nathan Friend is expected to be out for six weeks after breaking his jaw early in the Vodafone Warriors’ ninth-round NRL clash against Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium last night.<br /> Friend was taken to Middlemore Hospital after the match where x-rays confirmed the break.<br /> Team doctor John Mayhew said the NRL veteran had surgery this morning to insert a plate and he faces up to six weeks out of action.<br /> With a bye coming up in the 12th round, it would mean Friend is likely to miss up to five games – the Sydney Roosters (home), Wests Tigers (away), Melbourne (home), Penrith (away) and Cronulla (away).<br /> While the injury happened in the opening five minutes of the match, Friend went on to play the full 80 minutes, insisting he stay on the field.<br /> Wiping blood from his mouth during the match, the former Gold Coast hooker led his side’s tackle statistics with an astonishing 53 tackles. He also laid on two tries with his flat dummy half passes for Jacob Lillyman and Feleti Mateo to score.



Friend out for 6 weeks with broken jaw

Updated May 11, 2012
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I thought Friend had his best game of the season last night and now it looks like he will be on the sideline for a while. With him out it does make the return of Luck even more important. Will it be Godinet and Mara to share the hooking duties?

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Link: warriors.co.nz

Courageous hooker Nathan Friend is expected to be out for six weeks after breaking his jaw early in the Vodafone Warriors’ ninth-round NRL clash against Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium last night.
Friend was taken to Middlemore Hospital after the match where x-rays confirmed the break.
Team doctor John Mayhew said the NRL veteran had surgery this morning to insert a plate and he faces up to six weeks out of action.
With a bye coming up in the 12th round, it would mean Friend is likely to miss up to five games – the Sydney Roosters (home), Wests Tigers (away), Melbourne (home), Penrith (away) and Cronulla (away).
While the injury happened in the opening five minutes of the match, Friend went on to play the full 80 minutes, insisting he stay on the field.
Wiping blood from his mouth during the match, the former Gold Coast hooker led his side’s tackle statistics with an astonishing 53 tackles. He also laid on two tries with his flat dummy half passes for Jacob Lillyman and Feleti Mateo to score.

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