Suaalii's rookie NRL season ends prematurely

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Update: Teenage NRL sensation Joseph Suaalii has been officially ruled retired for the remainder of the 2021 play aft the Roosters youngster suffered a ft injury.

The Sydney Roosters confirmed contiguous that Suaalii was assessed by squad aesculapian unit aft their Round 17 triumph implicit the Bulldogs, erstwhile the wounded was diagnosed.

"Joseph Suaalii sustained a lis franc wounded to the foot. Scans concluded that it needed to beryllium surgically stabilised," the Roosters said successful a statement.

"Suaalii has undergone country and rehabilitation is expected to instrumentality astir 5 months."

Suaalii is present added to the Roosters' 2021 casualty ward that already includes Lindsay Collins and Luke Keary pursuing the concussion-related retirements of skipper Boyd Cordner and seasoned Jake Friend.

The 17-year-old who is presently studying for his HSC, has had country connected his injured ft and arsenic a effect helium has been kept from travelling with the Roosters to their Sunshine Coast basal successful Queensland.

The NRL's Sydney teams - arsenic good arsenic Newcastle and Canberra - person had to relocate northbound successful a bid to support the 2021 contention going, uninterrupted amid a COVID-19 outbreak successful NSW.

Sydney Roosters prodigy Joseph Suaalii. (Getty)

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