Sport

Injury slays Dragon

Former Hervey Bay resident Nick Emmett just doesn’t know when he’ll play for the Dragons again.
Former Hervey Bay resident Nick Emmett just doesn’t know when he’ll play for the Dragons again. Warren Little

NICK Emmett would love to be wearing the famous Red V at Suncorp Stadium tonight.

The former Hervey Bay Seagulls representative would love to play for the St George Illawarra Dragons against former club, the Brisbane Broncos.

>> Latest sport news

Unfortunately, the 29-year-old won't be - he won't even be in the stand cheering on his teammates.

He'll watch the game from home as a back injury continues to plague him and he's battling to overcome it.

Emmett, who has only played 17 times for the Dragons since joining them from the Broncos in 2009, injured his back before the round one clash with Newcastle.

He injured it again trying to prove his fitness for that game.

So bad is his back now, Emmett has no idea when he might play again.

"Mate, it's not at all good," Emmett said despondently.

"I had another epidural this week and I am due to see a specialist sometime soon.

"I really am over it to be honest - I just cannot seem to buy a trick.

"It's so frustrating as I was looking forward to having a big year after signing a new one-year deal last year.

"I simply don't know what the future holds because of this injury."

Injuries haven't been kind to Emmett and last season was a horror one.

After playing in the annual pre-season Charity Shield, Emmett injured his neck and missed the rest of the season.

Topics:  brisbane broncos, hervey bay seagulls, nick emmett, rugby league, st george illawarra dragons




ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

UPDATE: More doctors called in to deal with gastro outbreak

There are many tried and tested ways to prevent this scene the morning after.

"Severity of symptoms and duration go hand in hand."

M'boro MP weighs in on having public sex offenders' register

Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders has weighed in on the idea of a public sex offenders' register.

Bruce Saunders has weighed in on having a public register.

Latest deals and offers

Marvel-ous: Thor actors visit sick kids at Lady Cilento

Stars of Thor: Ragnarok dropped in on patients at the hospital

Folk singer looking forward to her Gympie Muster debut

Alternative country folk singer Fanny Lumsden will perform at the Gympie Muster.

FANNY Lumsden to serenade new fans with her country hall-style show.

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Morgan Freeman asks: are we alone? Why do humans exist?

Morgan Freeman in Through the Wormhole. Photo: Discovery Science

Question all you thought you knew, on Foxtel.

Five new things to see and do at this year's Muster

There's already plenty of fun to be had at the XXXX bar.

Here are five new things to see and do at this year's Gympie Muster

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.