Lachlan Lewis’ hopes of pushing his way back into the NRL squad for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs nosedived today after he hobbled from the field at Belmore Oval with an ankle injury.
Lewis started the season in first grade but was dropped back down to the Bulldogs’ Canterbury Cup NSW side in May as NRL coach Dean Pay looked for a change to spark his side.
Lewis, who became a father for the first time last month, has been in good form since returning to the Canterbury Cup NSW and has played a huge role in their recent winning streak.
The Bulldogs halfback suffered the injury after putting his body on the line to try and stop a try to Blacktown Sea Eagles No.1 Abbas Miski and was immediately replaced by Brandon Wakeham. He was spotted wearing a moon boot after the game.
Five-eighth Fa’amanu Brown stepped up in Lewis’ absence to score a brilliant solo try and set up another to help a scrappy Bulldogs outfit to another victory.