Titans await Taylor scans

06 August 2017 23:16:47 GMTPlus11

Gold Coast will be without half Ash Taylor for their clash with the Dragons, and may not get him back this season.

Taylor suffered an injury to his left knee in the 54-0 home defeat to the Broncos, and will be sent for scans on Monday.

Coach Neil Henry, who believes Taylor has some type of medial ligament injury, is resigned to being without him for next weekend's trip to Sydney.

Taylor was hurt in the 62nd minute after Adam Blair stood on his foot as Taylor attacked the try-line. The 22-year-old's knee buckled inwardly as his foot was locked onto the turf.

Taylor said he had never suffered a knee injury before, so does not know what to expect in terms of his recovery.

"It just got caught. When I passed the ball someone caught my boot and my knee buckled a little bit," he said.

"I heard a little crack but that might just be normal; I don't know, I've never done it before. I've just got to ice it and rest it and see how it pulls up."

The Titans suffered their heaviest defeat in their 11 NRL seasons to date, and were already 32-0 down when Taylor was forced off the field.

Meanwhile, Newcastle Knights have confirmed Nathan Ross suffered a back fracture in the 26-10 win over the Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The 28-year-old copped an accidental knee to his lower back as the Knights won back-to-back games for the first time this season. He left the pitch before being stretchered from the sidelines and taken to hospital.

The Knights say scans have shown he suffered a fracture of the L1 transverse process, but will not require surgery.

Newcastle areĀ 83/20 to win their next game against the Eels, who are 2/11. The Knights areĀ 10/11 with a 16-point start.

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