Walker out for six weeks after Scott stoush

Curtis Scott has been charged for striking Manly’s Dylan Walker.
Curtis Scott has been charged for striking Manly’s Dylan Walker.

MANLY star Dylan Walker has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured eye socket.

The star Sea Eagles player was injured when he was punched by Melbourne centre Curtis Scott in Manly's controversial 24-4 NRL win over the Storm at AAMI Park.

The injury is a massive blow to Manly, who had likely planned on shifting Walker back to the centres after the signing of Trent Hodkinson last week.

Scott faces a minimum two-game NRL ban for the punch after he was charged with a grade-three striking offence.

The charge would normally mean a three-game suspension but a demerit points deduction for minutes already missed after being sent off means it will be reduced to two with an early guilty plea.

It's understood Melbourne will not contest the charge, which would draw a three- game ban if unsuccessful at a hearing.

Manly hooker Apisai Koroisau faces one-match ban for a retribution punch on Scott.

If Koroisau attempts to fight the ban and fails at the judiciary, he would miss two games.

Dylan Walker will miss six weeks with a fractured eye socket.
Dylan Walker will miss six weeks with a fractured eye socket.

Meanwhile, Beau Scott's season is over and his career remains in doubt after scans confirmed the Parramatta forward had suffered a serious knee injury.

The off-contract veteran limped from the field in the Eels' 10-point loss to the Warriors at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.

Scans over the weekend confirmed that Scott had ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.

The 34-year-old has played 243 NRL games but has battled a number of injuries in recent years.

Beau Scott’s season is over following a serious knee injury. Picture: Brett Costello
Beau Scott’s season is over following a serious knee injury. Picture: Brett Costello

He overcame an originally season-ending bicep injury to play in last year's finals.

He was returning from a shoulder problem on Friday night.

"Beau has been an integral part of the Parramatta Eels Club and we will fully support him in his recovery," the Eels said in a statement on Sunday.

Renowned as one of the toughest players in the competition, Scott won a premiership with the Dragons in 2010 and has also played for Cronulla and Newcastle.

The second-rower played a pivotal role in NSW's 2014 State of Origin series win and played three Tests for Australia.

In other big injury news in Round 11:

* Dragons forward James Graham left the field after copping a knee to the back but returned to the game

* Raiders forwards Josh Papalii (high shot) and Joe Tapine (shoulder charge) were both placed on report

* The injury-hit Maroons have received a boost with chief Queensland and Cowboys enforcer Matt Scott on track for Origin I after being cleared of major knee damage;

* Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess (glute) and fullback Alex Johnston (hamstring) failed to finish their game against the Cowboys;

* Newcastle's halves problems have deepened with Brock Lamb to miss up to a month with a fractured cheekbone. To make matters worse for Nathan Brown's out-of-sorts NRL side, prop Jacob Saifiti will miss the next three months with a fractured shoulder;

* Jack Bird's nightmare season at the Broncos has continued with the struggling big-name recruit sidelined ahead of Brisbane's clash with the Roosters. Bird has attempted to play through the pain barrier for the past eight weeks but the NSW Origin utility has finally succumbed to a sternum injury that has plagued him since the pre-season;

* The Broncos have suffered another shattering injury blow. Teenage prop sensation Payne Haas requires surgery on his dislocated shoulder and could miss the rest of the season.

Brisbane have been tight-lipped about the severity of Haas' injury but the boom 18-year-old is expected to go under the knife.



Josh McGuire (Ankle, Round 14)

Jordan Kahu (Broken jaw, Round 12)

Andre Savelio (ACL, season)

Matt Gillett (Broken neck, Round 14-18)

Alex Glenn (Knee, Round 14-15)

Payne Haas (Shoulder, TBC)

Jack Bird (Sternum, Round 12-14)


Aiden Tolman (Ankle, Round 13)

Danny Fualalo (ankle, round 16-19)


Kane Linnett (Pectoral, Round 13)

Jordan McLean (Foot, Round 16)

Josh Chudleigh (Knee, Season)

John Asiata (Pectoral, Round 18)

Matt Scott (Knee, TBC)


No injuries


Tim Mannah (Eye, Round 14)

Kaysa Pritchard (Groin, Round 14)

Kane Evans (Calf, Round 12)

Jarryd Hayne (Hip flexor, Round 12)

Nathan Brown (Ankle, Round 12)

Greg Leleisiuao (Thumb, Round 15)

Tony Williams (ACL, Season)

Beau Scott (ACL, Season)


Mitchell Pearce (Pectoral, Round 19-23)

Tautau Moga (ACL, Season)

Daniel Saifiti (Shoulder, Round 24)

Brock Lamb (Cheekbone, Round 16)


Sam McKendry (ACL, Season)

Tim Browne (Ruptured bowel, Retired)

Waqa Blake (Ankle, Round 14)

Josh Mansour (Fractured cheekbone, Round 19)

Dylan Edwards (Shoulder, Season)

Moses Leota (Pec, Round 17)

Peter Wallace (Shoulder, Round 13)


Richie Kennar (Foot, Round 12)

Zane Musgrove (Ankle, Round 13)

Tyrell Fuimaono (Toe, Round 12)

Robert Jennings (Hamstring, Round 12)

Sam Burgess (Glute, TBC)

Alex Johnston (Hamstring, TBC)


Joseph Paulo (Foot, Round 18)

Josh Hodgson (ACL, Round 16-20)

Blake Austin (Ankle, Round 11-12)


Daniel Tupou (Pectoral, Round 12)

Bernard Lewis (ACL, Season)


Jorge Taufua (Collarbone, Round 12)

Curtis Sironen (ACL, Season)

Kelepi Tanginoa (ACL, Season)

Brad Parker (Knee, Round 12-14)

Lachlan Croker (ACL, Season)

Jack Gosiewski (Hand, Round 12)

Jono Wright (Broken hand, Round 13)

Taniela Paseka, (Ankle, Round 14)

Dylan Walker (Eye socket, Round 18)

Apisai Koroisau (Suspension, TBC)


Wade Graham (Hamstring, Round 12-13)

Paul Gallen (Knee, Round 11)

Luke Lewis (Calf, Round 12)

Josh Dugan (Foot, Round 11)

Scott Sorensen (Broken hand, TBC)

Jayson Bukuya (Virus, Round 11)


Sandor Earl (ACL, July)

Jesse Bromwich (Knee, Round 11-13)

Cameron Smith (Suspension, Round 12)

Sam Kasiano (Suspension, Round 12)

Curtis Scott (Suspension, TBC)


Kevin Proctor (Groin, TBC)

Will Matthews (Concussion, TBC)


Nathaniel Roache (Back, Season)

Leivaha Pulu (Ankle, Round 20)

Shaun Johnson (Ankle, Round 12)


Josh Reynolds (Shoulder, Round 12-13)

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