Raiders winger Edrick Lee has been ruled out for the season with a foot injury and will undergo surgery on Friday to repair ligament damage.
Lee suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot in the loss to the Titans on Sunday night, with specialists deciding surgery was the only way to repair the damage. The recovery period means he will miss the remainder of the 2014 season.
Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said it’s a shattering injury for Lee who was in great form for the Raiders in the early rounds of the season and said the club would make sure he gets the best rehabilitation during the recovery period.
“Edrick is a real strike weapon for us out wide and he’s going to be sorely missed for the remainder of the year,” Stuart said. “He is a young player on the rise and we’ll make sure he gets the best rehabilitation after his surgery and we know he’ll be back bigger and better for us next year.”
Stuart said the injury to Lee gives some other players an opportunity to step up in his absence and said he is confident in the depth in the squad.
“Bill Tupou gets an opportunity to move onto the wing with Edrick out for the year and he’s been in good form for the Mounties as have a number of players across our feeder and NYC teams,” Stuart said.