12-03-2004, 12:33 PM
Both Brisbane's Brent Tate and St George's Jason Ryles will have delayed starts to the season with shoulder axillary nerve damage, from injuries that occurred in 2003. These injuries are notoriously slow to recover. However, Adrian Morley of the Roosters, who recovered from a similar injury at an early age has offered his opponents encouragement. Read more. Wests Tigers' recruit Pat Richards will miss half the season or more after suffering a fracture to the fibula and dislocated ankle in an NRL trial match. The only pre-season anterior cruciate ligament injury notified in the NRL to date has been South Sydney's Mark Meredith.