Hodges suffers another injury as Broncos win trial game

It is the news that Brisbane fans did not want to hear, again, but Justin Hodges has gone down with a hamstring injury in the Broncos 26-6 trial win over the Melbourne Storm.

Having been named as replacement midweek for former Broncos coach Ivan Henjak, Anthony Griffin would have been pleased with the win, but displeased at seeing Hodges limp off.

It is believed that Hodges injury is a strained hamstring, which places him in some doubt for the Broncos Rd 1 clash against the Cowboys.

Whilst scans will be an eventual option, the Broncos will have Hodges ice his hamstring over the weekend, as they aim to get him fit in time for Rd 1.

“We’re not going to rush him back just because we think we need Justin Hodges to win one game of football,” he said.

“We’re going to treat it as a season decision.”

Despite the injury to Hodges however, young guns Jack Reed and Dane Gagai put in a strong performance, and should Hodges be out, both will be adequate replacements.

Both teams, were resting or had injured personnel not playing in the clash, but both teams remain confident that those players will be fit for the teams respective Rd 1 clashes.

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