Published by Staff Writers, 1st October 2018 on foxsports.com.au
ROOSTERS winger Blake Ferguson played the final 30 minutes of Sunday night’s grand final with a broken leg.
All the focus was on heroic halfback Cooper Cronk and rightly so, but it has been revealed by NRL.com that Ferguson broke his fibula 10 minutes into the second half and played on.
Ferguson battled through the injury to help the Roosters secure a 21-6 win over the Storm.
Ferguson, who will join the Eels next season finished with 21 runs for 155 metres against the Storm, having led the league for run metres this season.
The Dally M winger of the year will be in a moon boot for the Roosters’ celebrations and unfortunately will join the Eels’ casualty ward, when he fronts for preseason training.
But for now nothing can take the gloss off his grand final heroics in helping the Roosters to a first title since 2013.