Brisbane Broncos captain Adam Reynolds deeply affected by recent injury setback.

Brisbane Broncos’ Adam Reynolds narrowly avoids another knee injury but faces scans for a hamstring problem that left the captain devastated during his team’s narrow loss to Melbourne.

Reynolds had to sit out the second half from the sidelines at AAMI Park as the Broncos’ eight-point lead over the Storm vanished, leading to a 34-32 victory for the home side in their Thursday night showdown.

The experienced playmaker’s kicking prowess played a crucial role in his team securing a two-point lead at halftime, positioning them for their first victory in Melbourne since 2016.

Reynolds expressed his frustration by slamming the turf and hobbled off at halftime, sparking concerns among Brisbane supporters that he had sustained a serious knee injury, especially when he was seen in tears in the change-room during halftime, as captured by Fox cameras.

Fortunately, Reynolds revealed post-match that it was his hamstring, not his knee, that was the issue, although he remained uncertain about the duration of his absence.

“It just tightened up in that first half,” he explained. “It didn’t feel too good at halftime but I will get back to Brisbane, get a scan and go from there.

“I felt it early on in the game and it gradually got worse … I was trying to get through to halftime to see where I was but then I saw a bit of space on the short side and tried to take off and it didn’t feel too good there.”

While the Broncos anxiously await Reynolds’ fitness update, Melbourne’s No.7 Jahrome Hughes played a pivotal role in his team’s victory, scoring a late try and setting up two others.

Hughes, who missed the Storm’s previous game due to a one-match ban for contact with the referee, had a point to prove, according to Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Bellamy praised the performance of Cameron Munster, the star five-eighth who made his first appearance of the year after struggling with a groin issue. Despite not meeting his usual high standards, Munster put in a solid showing and is expected to improve with more game time and training.

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