Scans confirm worst for Titans young gun Jayden Campbell

The Gold Coast Titans can’t seem to catch a break at the moment, with scans confirming the worst for star fullback Jayden Campbell.

The 22-year-old underwent an MRI this week after leaving the field halfway through the second half of the side’s Thursday night clash with the Cowboys.

In a short statement released a short time ago, the Titans confirmed the young gun has unfortunately suffered a “high-grade hamstring tear”, which will see him sidelined for a minimum of eight weeks.


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While the 22-year-old won’t require surgery, he is said to have a challenging rehab process ahead and will likely eye a return to the field towards the end of the NRL season.

It’s not the only headache for coach Justin Holbrook, with winger Corey Thompson also battling a niggling knee injury.

“The Titans flyer is currently suffering ongoing right knee lateral compartment pain,” the Titans said.

Forward Kevin Proctor also remains on the sidelines after undergoing an operation on his right biceps tendon.

“Proctor met with his surgeon last Friday and is progressing well with his return on schedule,” the club confirmed.

“The forward will be introduced to some light skill and rehab contact this week with an aim to integrate into some training next week in hope of a potential return in Round 15 against the Sharks”.

In some good news, Patrick Herbert and Moeaki Fotuaika got through the Cowboys showdown with no issues following their return from injuries and are expected to be ready to go for Saturday’s clash against the Rabbitohs.

With the absence of Campbell, mystery surrounds who will fill the void in the number one jersey with Jamayne Isaako and Paul Turner possible contenders.

Holbrook will name his side for this weekend’s game at CBUS Stadium later this afternoon.