Roosters forward taken to hospital in ambulance

The horror injury run for the Sydney Roosters has continued, with backrower Isaac Liu taken to hospital during the side’s 44-16 win over Canberra.

An ambulance was called to Central Coast Stadium after Liu clashed heads with Canberra’s Corey Horsburgh in the 28th minute of the match.

The Roosters lock suffered a haematoma in his right eye.

“That was pretty bad,” Roosters coach Trent Robinson said after the match.

“He’s gone off to the hospital to get it drained, his eye was completely shut.

“It looked quite bad.”

Star fullback James Tedesco was also in the wars, suffering a hip injury during the match, however he’s not expected to be in doubt for the opening State of Origin match in just over a week.

“It was a hip pointer,” Robinson said.

“Functionally, they’re quite good, you can play on, but the pain is really high. He just had to come off and get it needled.

“Hip pointer is fine, they just really hurt, but they don’t stop you from running and playing.”

The mounting injury toll forced Robinson to re-think his rotation plans, and the Roosters coach was full of praise for his side following their eighth win of the season.

“We had a lot of guys playing more minutes, or different positions, than what they’ve played before,” he explained.

“There was some real highlights. Adam Keighran playing 60 minutes, Fletcher Baker playing the whole second half.

“Jared Waerea-Hargreaves playing 80 minutes, Joey Manu at five-eighth, (Joseph) Suaalii over there on the right side.

“It was one of those games where guys had to do a bit more, and I liked the ‘get on the with job’ attitude.”

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