Victor Radley reportedly investigated over alleged altercation
The Roosters may be without Victor Radley to start the season as the NRL reportedly prepares to determine whether he faces punishment for an alleged off-season incident.
Foxsports.com.au reports the NRL has investigated an alleged altercation involving the tri-colours back-rower at a party in Byron Bay in December.
Depending on the result of the NRL investigation, Radley may receive a fine or possibly a suspension.
Radley missed most of last year with a serious knee injury after rupturing his ACL during a game against the Dragons.
The 22-year-old went down without any contact as he looked to make a tackle, and spent the rest of the season on the sidelines.
Writing a first person piece for the Roosters website last year, Radley reflected on the moment he knew something was badly wrong with his knee.
“I went down, it kind of hurt a little bit and I just knew that something was up,” he wrote.
“I haven’t had many injuries in my life, touch wood, but I turned over and thought, ‘Ah, I’ve done something here’.
“I knew straight away it was an ACL.
“My left knee was sweet, but my right knee was kind of moving a bit.
“I jumped up and starting walking off … and I just felt at one point my whole knee completely shifted when I put my weight to it.”
Victor Radley had a miserable 2020.Source:AAP
Radley played a vital role in the Roosters’ 2018 and 2019 premierships, and is tipped for representative honours later in his career.
He has been included in two NSW squads but has not yet made his Origin debut for the Blues. However, if he shows the type of form he had pre-injury, than an Origin jersey won’t be far away.
Radley is being kept on ice to start 2021 ahead of the season kicking off on Thursday night. The gun forward was left out of coach Trent Robinson’s squad — which included four reserves — for the Roosters’ Round 1 clash against Manly at the SCG on Saturday.
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