BEAU SCOTTTHE Knights are confident Parramatta-bound back-rower Beau Scott has not yet played his last game in Newcastle colours.
The 31-year-old NSW enforcer, who had scans on Monday and is awaiting a final prognosis, is understood to have chipped a bone in his foot in their 38-22 loss to the Roosters at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
Though Scott is unlikely to play against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown on Saturday, the injury is not expected to rule him out for the rest of the season.
Utility Tyler Randell is considered a reasonable chance of playing against the Tigers despite suffering a scratched cornea when he was accidentally poked in the eye in the 16th minute against the Roosters.
The Newcastle Herald has been told Randell has bruising in the corner of his eye, and some bleeding behind his eye causing blurred vision, but he sustained no structural or retinal damage.
Utility forward Chris Houston will be monitored this week after suffering some bruising on his lung against the Roosters but he is expected to be available.
Prop Kade Snowden (concussion) will return after missing the loss to the Roosters but former NSW winger James McManus (concussion) will not be considered.
Second-rower Robbie Rochow, who has not played since breaking his arm against the Broncos on June 26, is set for X-rays this week and hopes to return on Saturday. Rochow was expected to miss the rest of the season but is desperate to rejoin his teammates for as many games as he can as the Knights fight to avoid the wooden spoon.
Hull-bound five-eighth Carlos Tuimavave hopes to return from the foot injury that forced him out of the Roosters game on Sunday.