Rabbitohs High Performance Manager, Troy Thomson, updates us on the progress of John Sutton and Kyle Turner in his High Performance Update for ALCATEL onetouch.
Back-rower, John Sutton, will miss up to six weeks of football after sustaining a fractured jaw in Sunday’s victory over the Sydney Roosters in the early stages of the second half.
“Scans after the game revealed an incomplete fracture of that jaw,” said Thomson.
“He’s gone and seen some surgeons and they’re looking at a four to six week recovery period for him. Again, we’ll just use that time to touch him up and give him some conditioning.
“There’s not a lot we can do from a rehab point of view with it – it’s just time for it to heal there. As soon as he’s right to go, he’ll be back in the frame.”
Kyle Turner is also on the mend after successful neck surgery on the Gold Coast in the last week, with Thomson providing an update for the Premiership winning forward.
“The surgery was a complete success,” said Thomson.
“The surgeon was really happy with the outcome – instantaneous relief from those symptoms that we mentioned from the report last week, so again all really positive signs for Kyle.”
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The Rabbitohs will take on the Wests Tigers in a Sunday afternoon blockbuster at ANZ Stadium this Sunday, 22 March at 4pm. Tickets are available through Ticketek.