Tigers suffer Idris knee-injury blow


Jamal Idris will miss the rest of the NRL season after the Wests Tigers star suffered a serious knee injury.

The 26-year-old returned to NRL with the Tigers in October following a sabbatical to deal with off-field issues, but the former Penrith Panthers centre has been restricted to just five appearances due to injury.

Idris was supposed to return from a hamstring complaint to face South Sydney Rabbitohs this weekend, but tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during training.

It remains to be seen what the long-term future now holds for Idris with his deal at the Tigers due to expire come the end of the season.

A statement from the club read: "Wests Tigers can provide the following injury update on Jamal Idris ahead of the club's round 10 match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

"Scans have confirmed that Idris has suffered an ACL tear in his knee, which will sideline the centre for the remainder of the 2017 season.

"Wests Tigers will continue to monitor and support Idris as he begins his rehabilitation process."

The Tigers are 14th in NRL having won just three of nine matches this season.