Cherrington is now faced with an 8-month rehabilitation period, in what will no doubt be a tough battle for Cherrington as he aims towards playing once more.
Despite also missing out on the entirety of the 2010 season, his team-mates were eager and looking forward to his return in 2011.
“He’s a bit shattered at the moment, and we’re all shattered for him, but he gets his operation done today,” Hargreaves said.
“Hopefully it’s a success and he keeps his head held high, and hopefully he can be back out on the field before the end of the season.
“It’s a big blow for him but at the end of the day that’s footy and it can be a cruel game to you.”
For Jarad-Warea Hargreaves, he too has been recovering from an injury in the off-season, but he is now raring to go for the 2011 season.
“I had seven weeks off, but I’ve been back for a month now and we’re right in the middle of things … it’s good because this time last year I had my arm up in a sling which was a pain in the backside,” he added.
He also enjoyed a successful 40 minutes at the Roosters trial game, in which the trademark big hits returned.
“It was good to get the first trial out of the way, and it’s awesome to be fit and healthy and ready to go for round one,” he said.