Dragons down on luck with Stanley suffering knee problems

TALENTED Dragons utility Kyle Stanley could be forced to sit out most of the 2013 NRL season after re-injuring his right knee in a freak accident.

The 21-year-old, earmarked for a key role in the halves in the coming season, will find out tomorrow whether he needs a second knee reconstruction.

Stanley had a full reconstruction in July after rupturing his ACL in the round 19 match against the Sharks, and had been part of up to a dozen Dragons players in the club's rehab group.

The accident happened when he slipped on a wet surface away from the training venue.

Performance director Andrew Gray said the club would know more after getting the result of scans taken yesterday.
"Due to Kyle's previous history with knee injuries, we're ... seeking the opinions of multiple specialists before determining the best cause of action," Gray said.

Stanley has also had two major operations on his left knee.

After the retirement of skipper Ben Hornby at the end of last season, Stanley was set to partner Jamie Soward in the halves in 2013.

If the worst case scenario eventuates with the injury, the Dragons may be forced to look to the likes of Nathan Fien or former Manly U20s player Josh Drinkwater.

Topics:  injury nrl rugby league st george illawarra dragons

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Fisher who exploited Indonesian fishing crew fined $48,000

An Indonesian fishing crew has been underpaid almost $50,000.

Tuna fishing company fined almost $50,000 for underpaying crew

Are you the next top mature-age model?

Joyce Carey, 96, is a model with Silverfox MGMT.

MODELLING agency in nationwide search for new mature faces.

House of ill repute set to open in Ballina next month

MORE THAN A CHICKEN RANCH: Pictured are Miss Mona (Jacquie McCalman, right)) with her girls (from left) Bronte Walsh, Abby McCalman, Jacinta Hunter, Emma Buckman and Iesha Williams in rehearsals for the Ballina Players' production of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

New production of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Local Partners

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

Top 5 events at Tropical Fruits 2016

IT'S ON: Tropical Fruits Festival over New Years.

Festival guide hits the streets this weekend

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Hugh Laurie receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie and his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively throws husband Ryan Reynold's 40th birthday bash

What's on the big screen this week

Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the movie Doctor Strange.

MARVEL'S latest superhero Doctor Strange makes his debut.

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals