Revealed: Luckless star’s desperate bid for NRL lifeline as injury shock leaves him clubless

Ronald Volkman will reportedly seek a third opinion regarding his shoulder injury as the young playmaker desperately tries to sort his immediate NRL future.

Volkman signed a one-year deal with the Dragons but a routine medical exam revealed he needed shoulder surgery.

Given the Dragons hadn’t officially registered his contract, the club was able to tear it up and cut him from the squad despite the fact the 21-year-old’s deal had been announced and he had begun training.

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Volkman’s manager, Mario Tartak, has since toldWide World of Sports that he and his client want another opinion.

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“We can’t say much at the moment other than that we are seeking a third opinion from a top Sydney doctor,” Tartak revealed.

Volkman gained a release from his Warriors contract, which had two years remaining, to take up the opportunity with the Dragons.

Now he is clubless and nursing a shoulder that may require surgery.

The injury is on the same shoulder he had reconstructive surgery on in 2022.


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It’s understood the Dragons received a medical report from the Warriors that stated the up-and-coming half suffered a contact injury at training in December.

Scans conducted by the Dragons revealed screws which were placed during his previous operation had been displaced.

Given Volkman is not a registered player, he is not insured and has no club to cover his medical bills.

The Rugby League Players Association has stepped in to help Volkman navigate through this situation.

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