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Ankle hits Storm forward McLean for six

  • Ankle hits Storm forward McLean for six

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Jordan McLean of the Storm attempts to break away from the defence during the round 17 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on July 1, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Melbourne's Jordan McLean will spend six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury, adding to the high-flying Storm's growing injury list.

The in-form prop failed to return to the field after suffering the injury in the first half of the Storm's 48-6 NRL victory over the Broncos in Brisbane on Friday.

McLean has a grade two ankle sprain and the 24-year-old will aim to return for the second-placed side's run to the finals in round 23 against Canberra.

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He joins Nelson Asofa-Solomona in the casualty ward, with his giant front row partner last week ruled out for two months with a knee injury.

Both players have been key figures in the Storm's devastating form this year, and their absences are blows for a side that bases much of their play on the go-forward of their huge pack.

The Storm's casualty ward also includes Cameron Munster, Tim Glasby, Will Chambers and Billy Slater.

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