Former Hull FC halfback Albert Kelly forced off with injury for Brisbane Broncos

Things did not go well for Brisbane Broncos in New Zealand today.

Not only did the Broncos suffer defeat at the hands of the Warriors, but they now face the prospect of losing up to three players through injury or suspension.

Perhaps the most worrying one is the injury suffered by Albert Kelly. The former Hull FC halfback and Challenge Cup winner has been partnered with NRL legend Adam Reynolds as Brisbane look to re-establish themselves as a top club and whilst Reynolds was on the scoresheet today, it was a day for Kelly to forget.

The maverick halfback picked up a non-contact injury after attempting a tackle which left him on the ground in severe pain. He was immediately assessed but things don’t look good for him at the moment. The club have confirmed that the injury is located in his foot after initial worries that it could be an achilles injury.

The Broncos also lost Patrick Carrigan to injury with him appearing on the bench in the second half in a knee brace. It was later confirmed that has done his MCL and could be out for six weeks.

The man facing suspension is Thomas Flegler. The forward was put on report three times and was also put in the sin bin for a late tackle meaning he, like Carrigan and Kelly, is unlikely to feature in Brisbane’s next game which they’ll be desperate to win after losing 20-6 here.

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