"Roosters v Storm. Sport NRL Rugby League. Allianz Stadium. 29 August 2014. Photo by Paul Seiser/SPA Images"

Frank-Paul Nuuausala has today been ruled out of Thursday night's Round 26 clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs after Medical Staff confirmed a mid-foot sprain, suffered in last Saturday's win over the Melbourne Storm.

FPN was sent for scans on Sunday after leaving the field early in Saturday's 12-point victory and following two days of rehab and assessment by Medical Staff, the Kiwi international has today been confirmed as a non-starter for the final home game of the 2014 season and first week of the 2014 Finals Series.

It is expected that he will return to action in the second week of the Finals.