Brandon Smith makes frank admission as struggling Roosters star opens on steamy move to Sydney after receiving nightmarish injury news: ‘Low point of my career’
- Brandon Smith has opened up about his time at Sydney Roosters
- The New Zealand international admits it is the lowest point of his career
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Brandon Smith has admitted that he is going through the ‘lowest point of his career’ in the midst of his terrible start to life as a Rooster.
After a strong six years with the Melbourne Storm, the Kiwi striker moved to New South Wales in a stacked Roosters side, but fell short of expectations with injuries and poor form stunting his progress.
He now faces an eight-week spell sidelined with a broken thumb, in another blow for the Roosters after Victor Radley was handed a three-match ban for headbutting Blake Lawrie.
And Smith was candid in his assessment of his first 12 weeks in Sydney.
“It doesn’t look very good, I have to have surgery,” Smith said. news corporation from the injury he sustained against the Dragons on Friday.
Brandon Smith has opened up about his rocky start to life as a Roosters player
The striker will miss around eight weeks of action after breaking his thumb on Friday
It’s about eight weeks, according to our physios. It’s a hard pill to swallow. I am broken.
“I see it as a great opportunity for me. I’m not where I want to be and I have six to eight weeks focusing on myself.
“I’m going to go over a plan for how I can use this to really get better and hopefully the Roosters will be in final contention when I get back.”
Smith’s best position in the Roosters has been widely discussed. He was signed as a half-wit, but started off the interchange bench for his team’s loss to the Dragons.
“This is definitely probably the lowest I’ve felt in my six years,” he added.
Smith started off the trade bench and has struggled to secure his spot.
‘Not mentally. I’m still happy and all that. But just physically, I’ve been injured a lot and I haven’t been working.
‘We get paid to act, that’s our job.
‘When I was in Melbourne, we didn’t have as many penalties or as many mistakes. We were the favourites, most of the time, but now we are on the defensive and we have to learn to fight.’