Sharks star Nicho Hynes has vowed to dedicate the rest of his season to his “best mate” Aaron Booth after suffering a gross knee injury against the Storm.
The 26-year-old’s knee buckled in thick scenes, collapsing underneath his weight in right angles while attempting to tackle Storm playmaker Cooper Johns.
Titans coach Justin Holbrook was clearly emotional when speaking about Booth’s injury which will end his 2022 campaign.
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“I feel for Boothy,” Holbrook said.
“He’s fought really hard to get his shot this year and it’s going to be really nasty for him unfortunately.
“It’s really bad for him.”
Speaking after his side’s big win over the Dragons, Hynes said Booth “pretty much saved my life.”
“I want to try and dedicate the rest of this year to him, he is my best mate and he pretty much saved my life,” Hynes said.
The pair’s bond began when they were teammates at the Mackay Cutters.
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Then when both Booth and Hynes were contracted at the Storm they lived together — becoming close mates.
“He’s had a terrible run with injuries and it just breaks my heart to see,” Hynes said.
“He’s worked so hard to get back to where he is each time to play NRL and he unfortunately just has no luck with injuries.
“I love him to death and I can’t wait to see him.”
As it stands, the extent of Booth’s injury is currently unknown — with further scans set to reveal how long the playmaker will stay off the field.
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