Ouch! We do not even like to type the term “dislocated elbow,” much less imagine what such a thing must feel like. We have been known to seek disability relief for paper or shaving cuts.
A dislocated elbow will sideline boom Melbourne Storm recruit Nate Myles, but it is being celebrated by some on the team that the mid-season break will actually benefit Myles.
Myles reportedly could be ready as soon as next week, but it would seem as though the Storm can get by without him for a spell, at least until his fitness is on more solid ground.
Myles has 231 games on his clock. He broke in with the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2005, playing 39 games before putting in 90 with the Sydney Roosters. In one of those unique ironies, which only statistics can supply, he had exactly as many tries and points in his 39 games with the Dogs as he did in his 90 with the Roosters.
He worked for the Gold Coast Titans from 2012 – 2015, playing 76 games. He then went to the Manly Sea Eagles for 26 games, but he fell out of favour there and was picked up by the Melbourne Storm, who hopes that he can pass along some of his vast experience and savvy to some of the Storm youngsters. He is also expected to fill in for some Storm voids in the ruck – forward department.
In going over to the Sharks, Myles got something of a lifeline, although the Sea Eagles are currently sixth on the ladder, so Myles, by joining the Storm, moves up to the head of the ladder.
Since Origin is dominating everyone’s attention at the moment, we thought it only just to mention that Myles has 32 games for the Maroons to his credit, so he should be immune to any lofty expectations he might encounter in Melbourne.