& # 39; It looked like a T-bone steak & # 39 ;: gruesome details of the ghastly knee complaints of the State of Origin star are revealed
- Joe Ofahengaue's knee collided with the studs of the NSW player in the state of origin
- He suffered a nasty, deep cut in the knee and was excluded from the next game
- Ofahengaue required immediate surgery and he is currently recovering
Horrible details have emerged regarding the painful knee injury NRL star Joe Ofahengaue suffered during the first game of the state of origin.
The 23-year-old Brisbane Broncos player had been on the field for 32 minutes before his knee came to battle with an NSW player during the game at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last week.
& # 39; We were watching Joe get out of the field halfway through and it looked like it was a T-bone steak cutting through the middle. There was a huge cut, & Queensland told amazing Wally Lewis Nine news.
& # 39; It was serious. There were some old soccer players who sat on the sidelines and looked at him when he came up and as soon as it was pushed apart, & # 39; & # 39; Eew! Need to see! & # 39; & # 39;
& # 39; I've never seen that on a soccer field before. & # 39;
23-year-old Brisbane Broncos had been on the field for 32 minutes before his knee collided with the studs of an NSW player
Former Broncos player and commentator Darren Lockyer said that the cut to Ofahengaue's knee was so deep that he went through meat – and could have hit the tendon.
If his tendon was hit, the colossal forward way out would have been the rest of the season.
& # 39; He went to the operating room that night, right after the game. The doctors, I remember seeing Peter Myers in the dressing room, he said [after] he sang the team song: & # 39; We need to get him out of here, he needs surgery as soon as possible & # 39 ;, & # 39 said Lockyer.
Ofahengaue is excluded from the second game of the home state on June 23 when he recovers from surgery.
& # 39; Miracles happen, brother and I believe in miracles & # 39 ;, Ofahengaue said Nine news on Wednesday.
& # 39; If I could keep chipping and eat healthy and do all the good things to come back sooner, I would be back soon. & # 39;
Broncos coach Anthony Seibold said Ofahengaue could recover in time for the
Ofahengaue is excluded on June 23 for State of Origin II and for a month at the Broncos if he recovers from surgery
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