Kane Elgey out for Season

Poor kid, was supposed to be a big year for him, really good youngster. Titans can count themselves lucky, have solid depth in their halves (Roberts and Taylor)

The Aquis Gold Coast Titans and emerging halfback Kane Elgey were dealt a shocking New Year setback yesterday when the club’s 2015 rookie of the year suffered a serious knee injury in the first training session of 2016.

Elgey went down with what was first thought was a minor knee injury after an innocuous incident during a training drill. It was the team’s first session on the field since returning from a two-week break.

However, results of an MRI scan late yesterday revealed the local product, 10 days short of his 22nd birthday, has suffered a ruptured ACL and is resigned to missing the entire season.

“It’s a devastating blow for Kane and he has naturally taken it hard,” said Aquis Titans head coach Neil Henry.

“He showed his immense promise during his rookie season in 2015 and had been training extremely well, always among the leading group, and shown what great strides he had taken in confidence and maturity.

“We all really feel for him, Kane is such a popular and hard-working part of the group. But he is young and determined and he will overcome this setback and come back and continue to progress into a quality NRL player.”

Elgey’s mishap will obviously provide extra responsibility for newcomers in the halves, Tyrone Roberts and Ash Taylor, while the club has depth in the positions with Daniel Mortimer and utility player Karl Lawton, promoted from last year’s under-20s side, also in the squad.

“Kane emerged quickly last season after being given his chance through injury to Dan Mortimer,” Henry said. “Ash Taylor succeeded Kane as the Holden Cup player of the year and has the chance to make his mark in 2016.

“We are determined to overcome this and I’ve been very impressed with the group resolve and attitude of the squad during the pre-season.”

Feel for the kid as he was primed for a big season!

Titans must have broken a mirror a few years back.

If there season was reliant on Elgey, they were already stuffed.

Hope the kid recovers well.

Reminds me of Teddy’s start to NRL…

Geebus, they’re are unlucky. On a more selfish level, I didn’t like this quote from Henry:
“We still could look at a front-rower. Certainly, centres is a spot we’re open to trying to recruit a couple of players as well.”

They’ve got salary cap to spare, and might drive up the price of anyone we try to entice.

Shame for them.

The ridiculous thing is they won’t get any cap relief whatsoever - his wage will just be a deadweight on the books.
Another reason the Salary Cap is incredibly antiquated.

They will miss Elgey

But watch Ash Taylor

My opinions this kid is a superstar in the making

Personally I reckon Taylor will go further in the game than Brooks will

Titans for the spoon this year.

@ricksen:

Shame for them.

The ridiculous thing is they won’t get any cap relief whatsoever - his wage will just be a deadweight on the books.
Another reason the Salary Cap is incredibly antiquated.

Your right its a crazy rule, but some of the clubs in the NRL would crawl through any loophole if they could. Although these days with TPA’s there are only a few clubs that get hamstrung by the salary cap, for most its spend your cap to the limit,than hit the TPA’s, and when they dry up,there is always a very very well paid job in the joint for a mother or a father. In saying this,its the old story, if you can not beat them,join them!!!

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