Sydney Roosters Victor Radley, Sam Verrills ACL injuries prompt Bankwest Stadium inspection

The Sydney Roosters suffered a horror run of injuries in their 26-12 victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons on Friday night, with inspirational lock forward Victor Radley and young hooker Sam Verrills tearing their ACLs within the first 40 minutes.

It has been confirmed that both will miss the remainder of the 2020 season.

Many have pointed to the sub-par condition of the Bankwest Stadium surface, given its frequent use since the NRL season resumption.

There were also reports during the match that the Roosters had filed an official complaint to the NRL in regards to the turf - reports that have since been denied by coach Trent Robinson.

"I heard that somebody said there was a formal complaint, we didn't even mention it in the box," he told Channel Nine after the game.

"We're not experts in that. If someone wants to look at it, they can, but we're just dealing with two guys that have had ACLs.

"That's up to someone else to worry about. I'm not concerned about the ground or anything like that, I'm concerned about the two guys in the sheds."

Acting NRL CEO Andrew Abdo confirmed that the Bankwest surface would be reviewed ahead of the Eels and Raiders game scheduled for Saturday night.

"The playing surface has had a lot of wear and tear, but it was tested before the game and was passed as stable and safe.

"We're getting it tested first thing tomorrow morning and if we have any concerns around the safety of the pitch, then we'll move the game," Abdo said.

The two severe injuries also led Bankwest Stadium to issue its own statement on the ground's condition:

"The stadium turf has been holding up well under heavy playing schedule.

"Signs of wear and tear are a result of the winter rye grass not getting sufficient time to grow between events, but pre-game testing indicated the surface is stable and safe", the statement read.

A post-match review has since been conducted with the Eels vs. Raiders game set to go ahead as planned.