Former Huddersfield Giants starlet Dominic Young has taken the NRL by storm for his club Newcastle Knights.
After registering a handful of appearances in 2021, the rangy winger has started in every game so far for the Knights, but it appears as though he may be out for some time.
In the Knights’ 30-6 defeat to Manly Sea Eagles today, Young was forced off the field after injuring his knee in the act of scoring.
The NRL Physio – a page dedicated to NRL injuries from physio Brian Seeney – doesn’t believe it looks good: “Dom Young off with a right knee injury, to go for scans. Mechanism likely from knee into turf as he was scoring try, best case contusion/cork but concern there for PCL injury
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The Newcastle Knights winger has been in the thick of it this season so far having been sent to the sinbin for a dangerous tackle on Ronaldo Mulitalo last weekend.
Everything appeared fine until referee Ben Cummins was told to look at a replay of the tackle, only to then show Young a yellow card.
“Dangerous tackle and his heads hit the ground first. 10 minutes in the sin bin,” Cummins said.
Knights coach Adam O’Brien, however, thought the tackle was fine.
“I think that’s ok that one. It looks to me to be ok,” he said.
Commentator Andrew Voss was also unsure about the card.
“In the sin bin for dangerous tackle. His head hit the ground first but if you watch it back, Mulitalo makes a very unusual movement at the end of this,” Voss said.
“But I suppose if you want to stamp it out of the game – was it necessary for Young to do this at the finish to get him down? The answer is no, to lift the leg up like that.