England’s Reed likely to miss Four Nations

England star Jack Reed could be set to miss the upcoming Four Nations tournament later this year, after suffering a serious shoulder injury whilst playing for NRL side Brisbane Broncos this weekend.

Reed suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Broncos’ 22-12 defeat to Melbourne – a result which leaves their play-off hopes in the balance. But it is the injury to Reed which will be the most notable headline from the game – with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin confirming after the game that he needs his third shoulder reconstruction in three years.

That would almost certainly rule him out of the international series later this year – which is a major blow for England coach Steve McNamara.

“He’s dislocated his shoulder unfortunately. It’s really unfortunate for Jack, because I think this will be the third year in a row that he will have to undergo a reconstruction – which is really disappointing for Jack,” Griffin said.

“He’s been in really good form, and you just hate seeing him go through the injury, the surgery and then the rehabilitation.”