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Titans cop more bad injury news

By Wayne Heming 07/07/2008 08:00:12 PM Comments (0)

If it was a prize fight, you'd be tempted to throw in the towel.

The groggy Gold Coast Titans, on the ropes and going down following serious injuries to co-captains Scott Prince (broken arm) and Luke Bailey (ankle), copped several more heavy body shots with news winger Brenton Bowen would be sidelined for six weeks with a fractured cheekbone and forward Mark Minichiello a month after scans revealed an ankle injury.

It extends the club's mounting injury list to 10 players facing between one and 10 weeks on the sidelines.

Leading bookmakers Sportingbet Australia said the faltering seventh placed Titans had blown out from $13 to win the premiership four weeks ago when they were on top of the ladder, to $67 chances who are easing with every new injury.

They've crashed from $1.25 to make the finals to $2.35 following the latest injury update plus the fact they have to play six of their last nine games away from Skilled Park- including clashes with Melbourne, Manly and Brisbane.

Centre Luke O'Dwyer is struggling to be fit to play the Roosters this weekend with a shoulder injury as is lock Daniel Conn.

However Jordan Atkins could be set to make a timely return from a knee injury to replace Bowen.

Speedster Shannon Walker trained on Monday and given the injuries he could come into contention for the weekend's clash.

Coach John Cartwright would promote Tweed Heads centre Gavin Cooper if O'Dwyer is ruled out while he has Ballina product Clint Amos, who played 15 NRL games last season, Queensland Cup forward Selasi Berdie and former Queensland and Australian prop Brad Meyers in the wings if needed.

A loss to the Roosters, one of three teams sharing the lead on the NRL ladder on 26 points, would drop the Titans out of the top eight for the first time this season.

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