First year Singleton Rooster Joshua Eade made a guest appearance at his club's training session last night just five days after suffering a neck injury in his club's reserves clash against Maitland.
The Roosters would be restricted to four goals in the curtain raiser before Eade was left lying in pain during the final minutes of Saturday's clash which was cut short as a result.
"I went in for the ball and the next thing I know I was stopped dead in my tracks and had mad neck pains," Eade told the Singleton Argus.
"After that there was a long time spent on my back throughout Saturday and, after a few scans, there really wasn't much the doctor told me besides take it easy for a bit.
"I have to go for few follow up scans just to be safe."
Eade was one of eight senior debutants to make his senior debut for the Singleton Roosters in Round 1 this year.
He has since played a total of seven senior games and six in the reserves (landing three goals in the second tier competition).
"My first year of footy has been a great ride," he added.
"I have a lot of respect for the club and everyone in it; I couldn't ask to play with a better group of mates."