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Round 20 Injury Report

Football Administration Coordinator Ryan Hoffman has the latest on injured players including premiership centre Curtis Scott and recent NRL debutant Billy Walters as we head into round 20.

Scott amassed 262 run metres, eight tackle breaks and a try in our round nine win over the Eels before he fractured his foot late in the contest.

"Curtis is running now and will start training with the main group in the next few weeks," Hoffman said.

"He is eyeing a return before finals."

Albert Vete has had an unfortunate run with injury this season, dislocating the same shoulder twice in the space of three months.

He is now focused on his return in 2020 as he recovers from surgery.

"Albie's surgery went well and he has started his rehab - unfortunately we won't see him on the field again this year," Hoffman said.

"He has been very positive about his recovery and is tracking well."

Cooper Johns was unlucky to miss out on his U20s State of Origin debut last month after injuring his foot while playing at five-eighth for the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

"Cooper hit the training track yesterday and he's running again," Hoffman said.

"He's not training with the main group yet but we are hopeful he will be in the next few months."

Billy Walters has returned to full contact training after his thumb surgery.

"We expect Billy will be back on the park towards the end of the year."

Both sides will have plenty to play for in our round 20 clash with the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

The Broncos are circling the top eight and will no doubt relish the opportunity to play in front of their home crowd under Friday night lights.

Meanwhile, the Storm playing group will be looking to bounce back after our golden point loss to Manly and will be strengthened by the inclusion of Suliasi Vunivalu on the wing.

The clash will mark Cameron Smith's 300th game as captain.

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