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NRL: Croker worry for Raiders

The Canberra Raiders are sweating on the fitness of Jarrod Croker after he picked up a shoulder injury in the crucial win over the Canterbury Bulldogs on Friday night.

The Raiders hope to have turned a corner following the surprise win but it may have come at a cost.

Croker set for scans

Croker put in a star performance during the 14-4 win but appeared to injure his shoulder when diving to prevent the Bulldogs scoring a try in the 76th minute.

The 31-year-old will now be sent for scans and everyone will be keeping their fingers crossed for good news.

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Raiders co-captain Elliott Whitehead saluted the performance of Croker and highlighted how important he is to the Raiders side.

"Jarrod never let anyone down, he always brings his leadership skills, having him alongside me really helps me with my leadership as well," he told reporters. "Once again, he came in and did his job, I thought he was outstanding and there's not many people in the 75th minute of a game who worked that hard to get back.

"It shows what this club means to him and the group as well, to have him back and to play like he did was outstanding."

Stuart proud

Meanwhile coach Ricky Stuart spoke of his pride after the game after his side snapped a five-game losing sequence.

"We haven't had a player that hasn't tried hard over the last five weeks, there's not a club or a squad of players I'd prefer to be coaching and I said that to them pre-game,” Stuart added.

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