Lyon unlikely to play again


Manly Sea Eagles captain Jamie Lyon's NRL career appears to be over with a hamstring injury set to keep him sidelined for the final two games of the season.

Lyon, 34, announced his retirement in April, but he seems certain to miss out on a farewell due to injury.

A hamstring problem rules him out of Saturday's clash against the Canberra Raiders at Brookvale Oval and is likely to mean he will also miss the final round.

"I'll be trying to get back for the last game but it's probably not looking the best," Lyon said on Tuesday.

"A bit of a hamstring injury which is pretty hard to shake. It's pretty frustrating, but it is what it is.

"I've done the injury before so I know what it's like. It wasn't the best of timing, but that's footy, and it's part and parcel of the game.

"I would've loved to have been out there with the boys and have one last game at Brookie.

"It would have been great, but I've had a lot of games over the years at the ground and played with some great players so I'm privileged to be a part of the club."

The Sea Eagles are out of finals contention, sitting 12th in the NRL and seven points off the top eight.

While Lyon is sidelined, Manly coach Trent Barrett said the club still needed to send him out in style.

"We'll still do the right thing by Jamie and make sure he goes out how he should," he said.

"He's been a great player for a long time - and just short of 300 career games - and without the injury probably would've got there this year.

"His career needs to be celebrated. He'll go down as one of the club's greatest players, and certainly one of the game's greatest centres in my opinion."