NRL star reveals his horrific injuries after suffering a skull fracture during a brutal collision on the field
- Canberra Raiders star Sia Soliola suffered a head-on collision on Friday
- He was left with a clear fracture over his skull that will likely require surgery
- Experts say that Soliola probably won’t be able to play a new game this season
An NRL star has revealed the full extent of his horrific facial injuries, caused by a brutal collision on the field that could sideline him for the rest of the season.
Canberra Raiders star Sia Soliola suffered a head-on collision during Friday’s game against the St George Illawarra Dragons, causing a fracture to his skull.
Soliola left the field with blood streaming from his nose, but only discovered the true extent of the injury after being taken to the hospital for an X-ray.
Canberra Raiders star Sia Soliola suffered a head-on collision during Friday’s game against the St George Illawarra Dragons, leaving a clear fracture over his skull
In the images shared on social media on Saturday, the attacker’s attackers seemed to be in a good mood despite the horrific injury.
“At least my teeth are intact,” he said.
Footage from the clash showed Blake Lawrie running the ball to collide with three defensive Raiders, including Soliola.
Lawrie held out an arm that contacted Soliola’s face before the pair hit their heads together.
Footage from the collision showed Blake Lawrie put his hand in Soliola’s face before the two hit their heads together
Brien Seeney of NRL Physio also shared footage of the injury on social media, showing that it could take Soliola a whopping four months off the field.
“Unfortunately, scans have revealed a significant facial fracture for Sia Soliola, who is now undergoing surgery,” they said.
“Such a fracture usually requires a minimum of 6-8 weeks on the sidelines, but may require much more depending on the type of surgery required (3-4 months at worst).”
Brien Seeney of NRL Physio said the injury could take Soliola up to four months off the field
With NRL finals just four months away, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said Friday could have been Soliola’s last game of the season.
“It looks like it’s a three-month injury, so it looks like it could be the season for Sia,” he said. ABC stand.
Stuart was scheduled to meet a surgeon on Monday to discuss his options.
After sharing the footage online, Soliola was quickly comforted by teammates and rival players who all wished him a speedy recovery.
“I hope you’re okay. Quick recovery. You still have your modeling career intact, “said Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano.
With Raider’s teammate Jack Wighton adding: ‘Holy .. Love ya big bra’.
Soliola thanked his supporters for their kind words and said he was “doing his best to smile.”
Soliola thanked his supporters for their kind words and said he was ‘doing his best to smile’