Taylan May Injury News 2023

Taylan May scans have revealed the worst-case scenario for his 2023 NRL season. A torn AC ligament in his knee will require surgery. This is considered major surgery and will likely rule him out for the 2023 season for the Penrith Panthers.

The Original Assessment Of The Injury

The original injury assessment wasn’t so bad and a two or three-week rest. No, playing any football was the diagnosis. The injury happened when playing against St Helens.

He was set to miss the first few games of the NRL Rugby League season in Australia due to suspension. He was caught in an awkward tackle, and trainers and physios thought he would miss just a few games.

Taylan May Scan

After performing due diligence and getting a complete MRI the scan revealed a large tear on his ACL in his knee that will require surgery, seeing Tylan May miss the whole 2023 season.

Sunia Turuva will more than likely replace the injured winger Tylan May.

Tylan May is an instrumental player for the Panthers, he had racked up 130 meters before being injured in the game against St Helens. The 21-year-old was an instrumental player in the Panthers 2022 premiership victory.

Another option for Penrith as his replacement is young Jesse Mclean who was upped into the first-grade squad and scored a try in Penrith’s first preseason game.

Tylan May Surgery

A surgery date has not been formally set but we would assume he will undergo surgery as soon as possible. Being a severe ACL tear the injury does require surgical intervention to fully recover.

ACL reconstruction is one of the most common types of surgery for professional athletes. 

Oregon Health has released a new type of surgery for ACL damage that taps into the body’s own healing power. By injecting the patient’s own blood into the tear to form a bridge between the two points of the tear. This is now approved by the FDA in late 2020. This new technique can see players heal in around 8 weeks which is a far shorter recovery period than traditional ACL reconstruction.

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