How long is Nelson Asofa-Solomana out for? Latest injury updates on the Melbourne Storm forward

The injury issues at Melbourne Storm have continued to mount with prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona suffering a medium-term injury during Saturday’s 26-12 loss to Canterbury Bulldogs.

Asofa-Solomona joins the likes of Cameron Munster, Xavier Coates, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Justin Olam, George Jennings, Marion Seve, Tui Kamikamika and Tariq Sims on the sidelines.

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What injury does Nelson Asofa-Solomona have?

The 27-year-old suffered a high grade MCL injury in his knee during the second half against the Bulldogs, with the Storm 26-0 down at the time.

Asofa-Solomona was seen grabbing at his knee soon after scoring a try and headed to the change rooms soon after – not returning to the field of play.

When will Nelson Asofa-Solomona return from injury for Cronulla? 

In a tweet sent by the Melbourne Storm, Asofa-Solomona has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks with the MCL injury.

It means the prop will miss matches against Gold Coast (away), Tigers (home), Rabbitohs (away), Roosters (home), Sea Eagles (away, Warriors (home) and Rabbitohs (home).

An eight-week absence will see Asofa-Solomona return to action about round 10 against the Broncos on May 11 at AAMI Park,

Craig Bellamy criticises team effort in Bulldogs loss, mentions injuries

“You have a look at the effort areas from last week to this week and it’s chalk and cheese, black and white – they were that far away from each other,” Bellamy said.

“We had a couple of changes from last week, but that is no excuse.

“I want to see us be strong in our effort areas, especially when we are having a tough run with injuries.

“That doesn’t stop anyone, they all know where they can put their efforts in and where it is important for our team and we didn’t see that tonight.

“It was all over the field tonight. It wasn’t our young blokes, middle-aged blokes or most experienced blokes. It was all of them.”

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