Nicho Hynes praised for stopping suicidal man amid training injury drama
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Nicho Hynes praised for stopping suicidal man amid training injury drama

The full extent of Nicho Hynes’ injury has been confirmed after the Sharks star suffered the injury in training on Monday.

The 28-year-old had to be assisted by two people and the attacking link did not put any weight on his ankle as he was carried off for screening.

Following the incident, Hynes was seen wearing a moonboot, and reports have now emerged that he will miss the next 6-8 weeks of action due to a syndesmosis injury.

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“There has never been a dressing room as bleak as after Nicho Hynes hit the ground screaming about his ankle,” journalist David Riccio told SEN on Tuesday.

“He underwent an MRI scan, the results of which we will know this morning.

“I’ve been out of action for a long period this season. It’s a big blow.”

Nicho Hynes
Nicho Hynes is expected to be out for 6 to 8 weeks. Loan: AAP

Amid the injury drama, Hynes was praised for another incredible performance.

A rumour circulated on Monday that the 2022 Dally M Medal winner had prevented someone from committing suicide.

2GB presenter Spiro Christopoulos said he sent Hynes a text message about the story.

Hynes confirmed he stopped a man from jumping off the Sea Cliff Bridge near Wollongong.

Hynes told Christopoulos: “Yeah, mate. It happened. Crazy stuff.”

Respected NRL journalist Nick Tedeschi also heard the story.

“Listening to Nicho Hynes did something really special today. Well done, young man. They’re struggling on the pitch, but they’re just as classy off it as they are off it,” Tedeschi said.

Hynes’ injury comes at bad timing for the Sharks.

The club have lost five of their last six matches and have fallen from first place in the table to just four points clear of tenth place.

Hynes’ form has come under close scrutiny after he was dropped from the New South Wales State of Origin squad during this time.

Cronulla will host Wests Tigers on home turf on Friday evening, before the Round 20 break.

They then play until the end of the regular season without another rest.

There is a possibility that Dan Atkinson will fill the gap and partner Braydon Trindall at quarterback.

“If someone has to take it on, I’m sure they’ll be able to get the job done,” board member Tom Hazleton said.

“Everyone on the team, you don’t want anyone to get hurt. As a teammate, it doesn’t matter who it is. Hopefully nothing serious.

“He’s a tough guy. He’s been through a lot. I have no doubt that, apart from this injury, Nicho is Nicho. And he’ll be fine.”

Striker Siosifa Talakai will also miss the clash with the Tigers after being suspended for one match for a high tackle in Friday’s defeat to Gold Coast.