Injury Update: Round 23
Friend suffered a hamstring strain in the side's Round 21 win over the St George Illawarra Dragons, ruling the Vice-Captain out of NRL action for 2-4 weeks.
Friend continues to work closely with the Medical Staff here at Roosters HQ on a lighter training load than the rest of the NRL Squad whilst also undergoing rehab on the injury.
It is still expected that he will return in Rounds 24-26.
Sonny Bill Williams
SBW suffered a fractured thumb in the side's Round 20 loss to the Newcaslte Knights at Hunter Stadium.
Unable to participate in contact drills at training, SBW is currently training on a limited load and is expected to return to NRL action in 1-2 weeks.
Tupou suffered a torn lat (Latissimus dorsi muscle) in Game III of the 2014 State of Origin Series at Suncorp Stadium.
Tupou has responded well to treatment and rehabilitation so far, training on a limited load, and is expected to return to NRL action in 2-3 weeks.
Taukeiaho suffered a medial ligament injury to his right knee playing for the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup and is expected to miss 3-4 more weeks of action, whilst working on a lighter training load than the remainder of the NRL Squad.