Melbourne Storm's Cooper Cronk to Miss NRL Trials
By James Patrick Quizon | January 9, 2014 1:19 PM EST
Cooper Cronk underwent a shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the Melbourne Storm's trials and is questionable when round one begins in the National Rugby League (NRL).
"He has had an operation on his shoulder so that is the main reason he won't play in any of the trials," said Storm coach Craig Bellamy. "And I'm not quite sure he will be ready for round one."
According to reports, the 30-year old playmaker was already playing through the injury in the latter part of 2013 and aggravated it during the World Cup.
The Storm finished at 16-7-1 in 24 games in the premiership in 2013 for 3rd place overall. Cooper played in 23 games in 2013 and finished with 19 points, 3 field goals, 4 tries and 381 tackles.
He helped the Storm to the NRL premiership title in 2012, when he had arguably the best statistical season of his career.
Cooper also played 15 Tests for Australia from 2007 to 2012.
The Melbourne takes on Canberra in their first trial on Feb 8, Saturday, at AAMI Park.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Manny Pacquiao Has Got Chris Algieri Fight All Figured Out
- New York Knicks Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Live Streaming Info, Preview And Betting Odds
- Manny Pacquiao KO Of Chris Algieri Will ‘Shut Up’ Floyd Mayweather Jr. Declares Freddie Roach
- San Francisco Giants Beat Kansas City Royals, 3-2 In Game 7, Wins 2014 MLB World Series [PHOTOS]
- Los Angeles Lakers Suffer Second Straight Loss, Phoenix Suns Deal Kobe Bryant Another Blowout Defeat, 119-99
- NATO: Russia's Been Conducting Too Many Military Flights Over Europe
- Nokia Lumia 730 v. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Moto X 2014 vs. Motorola DROID Turbo - Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Motorola Droid Turbo: Comparsion On Processor, Software And Battery
- Australia Special Forces Await 'Delayed' Iraqi Visas Before Joining ISIS Fight
- ISIS Has Been Equipped With Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Motorola Droid Turbo – S-Pen Is Note’s 4 USP But Droid Turbo Can Outshine With Larger Battery