You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content
Injury Update with Frank Ponissi

Football Manager Frank Ponissi has the latest on our (extensive) injury list as we head into round 10.

We lost co-vice captain Jesse Bromwich on Saturday night after only 20 minutes of game time.

"Unfortunately Jesse has a grade 2 medial which will keep him out for three to four weeks," Ponissi said.

"That's a big loss for us - we tried to get him back on (on Saturday night) but he was no good.

Contrary to some media reports that he was feigning injury, he was far from it.

Football Manager Frank Ponissi On Jesse Bromwich

"He tried to play through it, we had him taped up, but he was a passenger out there really.

"We made the decision at half time to not put him back on."

Tom Eisenhuth was another casualty on Saturday night - he went down with a hamstring injury during the warm up.

"It's terrible for Tommy, he played so well against the Roosters and he was going to start on Saturday night on the edge in place of Felise (Kaufusi)," Ponissi said.

"He's going to be out for a couple of weeks which is a real disappointment for him. He's worked so hard to get back into the team and he's played so well."

Ryley Jacks played through some discomfort in round 9.

"It was a remarkable performance from Jacksy to get through the game, he actually had a cork on a cork," Ponissi said.

"He had a cork in his quad that he carried into the game and he got another hit on it. He played the 80 minutes and I thought he was one of our best players."

Jacksy will be restricted this week during training but at this stage he is expected to play on Friday night.

Injury Update with Frank Ponissi

Cam Munster (knee) could return against the Titans this week.

"He was close to playing (in round 9) but in the end it was probably a week too early," Ponissi said.

"If he continues to make the same progress he'll have a test at Captain's Run - we're not going to take any chances with Cameron so we'll see how the week unfolds."

Felise Kaufusi (knee) will need to get through a full week of training and will also face a test at Captain's Run, as will Suli Vunivalu (hamstring).

"If Felise gets through this week he's a chance as well," Ponissi said.

"Suli missed the prelim last year with a hamstring so we're going to be extra careful with this one."

Tui Kamikamica is still having issues with his back and will be out of the starting side indefinitely.

Tui was our form forward before the break, in our first two games he was definitely our best front rower and probably our best forward.

Frank Ponissi On Tui Kamikamica

"He was in outstanding form. He injured his back up at Albury and he's been having trouble with it since.

"He got to the point where he was back into full training a few days ago and unfortunately he's injured his back again.

"At this stage there's no return date - we won't see him for a while unfortunately."

Max King, who would ordinarily slot into our forward pack, is also out with an achilles injury.

"His achilles has been irritating him and it won't go away," Ponissi said. 

"He's more than two weeks away according to our physio.

"It's disappointing to lose some of those players, especially the calibre of the players mentioned, but this is all about giving players an opportunity.

"The general mindset and attitude of the players in this group is just first class.

"This season will be a full squad effort. I'm sure who ever gets called upon will do the job."

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.