27 Mar 2014

McLean sends message to injured McKinnon

9:36 am on 27 March 2014

The Melbourne prop Jordan McLean is understood to be deeply upset by the broken neck suffered by Newcastle's Alex McKinnon in a rugby league tackle gone wrong.

While the NRL monitors the welfare of players from both Newcastle and Melbourne in the wake of the horrible accident in Monday night's match, McLean has posted a message to 22-year-old McKinnon on his Facebook account.

"Best wishes to Alex McKinnon, I genuinely hope your alright and have a safe recovery," he wrote.

McKinnon was placed in an induced coma in Melbourne's The Alfred Hospital on Tuesday and is in a stable but critical condition.

The full extent of his condition is yet to to be determined.

McLean was charged by the match review panel with a dangerous throw after the tackle he made with brothers Jesse and Kenny Bromwich, in which McKinnon landed head first.

The matter was referred straight to the NRL judiciary due to the serious injury but on Wednesday night, the Storm sought leave for McLean to be available to play this weekend.