Carney injury blow for Catalans

CATALANS DRAGONS star Todd Carney has suffered yet another injury during his first season in Super League – and is set to miss up to eight weeks of action.

Carney played a key role in the Dragons’ 22-22 draw with Huddersfield at Magic Weekend, but left the field with what turned out to be a torn pectoral muscle.

Coach Laurent Frayssinous was unclear about the extent of the injury in his post-match media conference, but Carney has tweeted that he expects to be out between six to eight weeks with a rupture of his pectoral – a hammer blow for the Dragons.

“He was a big reason why we came back into the game; he played very well. It’s a shame to lose Willie Tonga as well with a broken jaw.” said head coach Laurent Frayssinous.

Frayssinous was unhappy with several key decisions during the course of the game, and pointed out the red card for Jeff Lima as an example in the lack of consistency in refereeing decisions.

“We had a red card for Jeff Lima, he was suspended for four games for a shoulder on the head and obviously a shoulder on the jaw is nothing.

“I am frustrated. It’s maybe not the same rule for everybody. For us, I can guarantee you each time we put a shoulder on a head we get four games ban – Jeff Lima copped for that.

“As long as it’s not the same for everybody you will have some angry people.

Frayssinous also felt the Dragons had a good claim for a penalty try when Jermaine McGillvary hauled down Scott Dureau with a high tackle. He said: “It could be a penalty try, no? In front of the sticks you win 24-22. You make your own decision. That was a great try from Huddersfield at the end, they came back with some fight. That is a decision you have to stick with, there are some rules.”