Raiders' Austin suffers ankle injury

Oliver Caffrey

Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin has been taken from the field with a suspected serious ankle injury in the Raiders' NRL game against Cronulla.

The off-contract No.6 was injured while scoring his team's second try of the match late in the first half at GIO Stadium on Sunday.

Austin had to be helped from the field by trainers in a big blow for the Raiders, who lead the Sharks 14-8 just before halftime.