Brisbane Broncos have been further rocked by news of an injury to Adam Reynolds after it has been revealed that the halfback is in severe doubt for the massive clash against his former club South Sydney in round one of 2022.
Broncos coach Kevin Walters ruled Reynolds out of the team’s final trial against the Cowboys on Saturday night in Mackay with “leg soreness”.
But the Wide World of Sports has revealed that Reynolds in fact damaged his hamstring at training and may miss the crunch clash against his former side next weekend.
“It’s touch and go at this point – he is struggling,” a Broncos source told Wide World of Sports.
He had already signed a three-year deal with the Queensland outfit, but even though the Rabbitohs wouldn’t give the halfback longer than a year, Reynolds is already thinking of extending that deal even further – despite injury problems.
“My goal is to push on for longer than three years at the Broncos,” Reynolds told the Daily Telegraph.
“I have to take things a year at a time, but I don’t see this as a short-term thing. I want to repay the Broncos for the faith they have shown in me at this stage of my career.
“Obviously I get niggling injuries every now and then, but if you get caught up listening to the haters and the people trying to bring you down and telling you that you are no good, you will only fall into a trap of being no good.
“Overall the body is feeling good. I’m 31, I’ve been in the NRL for a long time, but to be honest I believe I can sign another contract with the Broncos after this one.
“That’s my plan. I have two years after this season and I believe my body will hold up for the three years or I wouldn’t have signed for that long.”
Reynolds, who has represented New South Wales five times during his career, is currently 31 years old which will mean he will be 34 when his current contract ends.