The Sydney Roosters’ NRLW premiership aspirations have copped a major blow with star signing Charlotte Caslick ruled out for the season with a fractured spine.
The Roosters confirmed the terrible news on Wednesday that cross-code star Caslick has sustained two small fractures in her lumbar spine.
The gold medal winning Olympic Sevens Rugby player copped an accidental knee in the back during the Roosters’ 22-12 win over the Warriors last weekend.
The injury setback is a devastating way for Caslick to end her maiden NRLW season.
She backed up the hype moving across from rugby union to excel in her two games for the Roosters.
Charlotte Caslick and her Olympic gold medalSource:Twitter
Caslick didn’t score a try, but she averaged 141 running metres while she proved that she belonged on the rugby league stage with her speed, vision, and toughness.
She was particularly impressive on debut playing at five-eighth in a big win over St George Illawarra.
Caslick thoroughly enjoyed her transition from union to league when asked after his maiden NRLW appearance against the Dragons.
“Obviously at the start it was really intense and pretty fast, but I felt like there was a bit more space towards the back end of the first half so, yeah I had fun,” Caslick said.
“[Rugby 7’s and League] are definitely completely different sports. I think just the patience and kind of…going through your systems in rugby league is probably different to Sevens where we kind of just take our opportunity every single time we get it, so that’s something that I’m definitely learning.”
Caslick’s injury continues a difficult week for injuries in the NRLW.
St George Illawarra centre Isabelle Kelly was ruled out for the season with an ankle syndesmosis injury after an ugly tackle from Broncos forward Amber Hall.
Kelly will be joined on the sidelines by Dragons captain Kezie Apps, who suffered an MCL injury.
Caslick has commenced a recovery program and will remain with the Roosters NRLW squad in a support role as the Tricolours take on Brisbane on Saturday before preparing for next Sunday’s grand final also against the Broncos.
NRLW player Charlotte Caslick has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2020 Season 🐓 #EastsToWin https://t.co/DWq6OElpua
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