Keary’s halves partner Lachlan Lam also came from the field before full-time with an ankle complaint, while there are fears club favourite Mitchell Aubusson, who just last week brought up game No.300 with the Roosters, may have played his last game for the Roosters after injuring his wrist.
The Roosters are also currently without captain Boyd Cordner, enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Brett Morris and Daniel Tupou while Victor Radley and Sam Verrills are out for the year with ruptured ACLs.
The arrival of Sonny Bill Williams can’t come soon enough at Bondi but Robinson is sticking firm to his plan of running out the cross-code superstar in round 17 against Canberra.
“You need about three weeks out of isolation to get going, that would be it [Canberra] – nobody get excited about next week,” Robinson said after the match on Thursday.
“He has a big aura about him externally, but he knows a lot of the guys and he’s been talking to a lot of them. It will be great to bring him in.”
The Roosters face the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval next Saturday.
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