:	Digital Image by Colin Whelan copyright © nriphotos.                   NRL Rugby League, Round 8 South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders at Cairns, Sunday April 26th 2015.

The Canberra Raiders have received some positive news in relation to the cheekbone injury sustained by winger Jordan Rapana.

Rapana suffered a high shot in the 15th minute of the win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs, however finished the game with the aid of a head gear.

Following the game, Rapana had scans on Tuesday before seeing a specialist today.

The specialist was happy with the results of the scans and has said that the fracture to Rapana’s cheekbone is stable and not depressed.

A depressed fracture would result in Rapana being sidelined for 6-8 weeks.

Rapana’s injury will be reviewed again next Tuesday but at this stage he will be sidelined for 1-2 weeks.

 

Canberra Raiders Injury List

 

NAME: Jordan Rapana

INJURY: Cheekbone

DUE BACK: Round 9-10

NOTE: Rapana will not be participating in any contact training until the review on Tuesday.

 

NAME: David Shillington

INJURY: Thumb

DUE BACK: Round 9-11

NOTE: Shillington has resumed some training but is still in a soft cast for his broken thumb

 

NAME: Joel Edwards

INJURY: Toe

DUE BACK: Indefinite

NOTE: Edwards has surgery on a toe and will be assessed once the cast is removed in 2-3 weeks time. 

 

NAME: Jeff Lynch

INJURY: Hand

DUE BACK: Round 9-11