World Cup hopeful and ex-Huddersfield Giants star Dominic Young faces cruel blow

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 last weekend, Young was forced off the field after injuring his knee in the act of scoring.

The NRL Physio has sincetweeted: “Confirmation of a knee cartilage injury for Dom Young, undergoing arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. Procedure can involve removal of floating piece of cartilage or damaged portion of meniscus (seen in video). Usual return to play time of 3-6 weeks.”

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.

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