Sport Relief for Cronulla Sharks with Andrew Fifita cleared of torn ACL

12:40  14 april  2018
12:40  14 april  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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ANDREW Fifita punched the pads as he ramped up his plans to KO South Sydney. If Rabbitohs fans were shattered by the suspension of big George Burgess for throwing a water bottle, they’ll dread the news Fifita will return for Cronulla mentally and Andrew Fifita looks fighting fit at Sharks training.

Controversial Cronulla Shark Andrew Fifita has allegedly been caught up in an explosive Vaughan path clear for Origin breakthrough. 6. This latest incident caps off a troubled year for Fifita , having had an 0,000 a season contract torn up by the Canterbury Bulldogs, then enduring a 10-day stay

a man wearing a costume© Provided by Sportal com au Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has been cleared of a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will only miss between a week and a month of action.

Fifita has a badly swollen left knee and bruising on the bone but that prognosis will be welcomed with open arms by coach Shane Flanagan.

Onlookers feared the worst when he limped from the field at the end of the first half, suffering the injury after carrying the ball up in the loss to the Dragons on Friday night.

Flanagan told NRL.com the injury is not as serious as first thought for the now Tongan international.

"In regards to Andrew, his ACL has not been damaged but he's got no PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), or the little he had left of that has torn,” Flanagan said.

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PROP Andrew Fifita will miss Cronulla ’s next two NRL matches after taking the early guilty plea on a grade two shoulder charge on Wednesday. The result is a further blow for the Sharks who will be without captain Paul Gallen for around six weeks with an ankle injury. Fifita joined Sonny Bill Williams

Andrew Fifita 's life had spiralled so far out of control , he was planning to quit the game to move overseas and become a carpenter. Sitting at home with his family last September, Fifita 's twin brother David, Cronulla teammate Anthony Tupou and best friend Damin Toa knocked on his front

"It means his knee is unstable and went from underneath him because of not having that PCL. So the first diagnosis (suspected torn ACL) was wrong, thank God.

"He does have some bone bruising so we have to see how that settles over the next couple of days and by Tuesday I'll have a better idea.

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Shark net: Andrew Fifita with Cronulla captain Paul Gallen. Photo: AAP. "We [ Fifita and Daley] sat down and we had a talk about a few things, what was going on around camp, more of a leadership kind of meeting.

THE Cronulla Sharks boast several NRL SuperCoach guns such as Paul Gallen, Andrew Fifita and James Maloney, yet the team still has a number of question marks regarding its make-up.

"At this stage he could be right next weekend or he could be out for a month."

Meantime, fellow Sharks prop Matt Prior will play against Penrith in round seven after only receiving a grade one charge for a high shot on Dragons enforcer James Graham.

With an early guilty plea, Prior will cop a $1350 fine and avoid suspension.

“That’s massive news for us,” Flanagan said.

But co-captains Paul Gallen and Wade Graham won’t be right for the Panthers clash or the meeting with the Titans the following week, as a minimum.

Gallen will undergo further examination when he has scans on a right knee injury on Sunday, while Graham had scans on Saturday on a hamstring problem that will see him miss between two and four games.

"And while Gal hasn't been scanned yet, we're pretty sure it's medial ligament damage so depending on a grade one tear, grade two or three, that will determine how long he is out. But we know he's out for the next couple of weeks,” Flanagan added.

Luke Lewis (corked knee) is a chance of missing the clash with his former club Penrith next Sunday at Shark Park.

Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita says he was 'scared to take the field' with his injured knee .
Stand-in Cronulla captain Andrew Fifita says he was "scared to take the field" in Cronulla's 26-22 victory over Penrith at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday. Fifita feared his season was over after suffering a knee injury in the Sharks' loss to the Dragons last week, with initial concerns it could have been his anterior cruciate ligament.But scans cleared him of serious damage, however there was some swelling on his knee and also bone bruising.Fifita was frank in the post-game press conference.© Andrew Fifita Andrew Fifita “To be honest I was fearing myself this morning," he said.

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