Four Vodafone Warriors NRL players are undergoing further assessment after being injured at the weekend.
Blake Ayshford (concussion) and Manu Vatuvei (ribs) left the field either side of halftime in Friday night’s 10-25 second-round loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
It is yet to be confirmed when they’ll be available. Likewise interchange prop Sam Lisone has a shoulder injury which is being assessed.
David Fusitu’a is having an ankle injury looked at after leaving the field in the Vodafone Warriors’ 44-6 Intrust Super Premiership win over Wests Tigers on Saturday.
Back rower Ben Henry is out indefinitely after having surgery last week to repair the broken patella in his left knee while prop Ligi Sao’s return date is yet to be confirmed after he dislocated his left shoulder in the March 20 trial against St George Illawarra in Nelson.
Several players who have been on the injured list could return to action in the next two to three weeks.
Prop Charlie Gubb and wing Ken Maumalo are both available again this weekend after serving suspensions.
The Vodafone Warriors are at home for the first time on Sunday staging a tripleheader for their 2016 debut at Mount Smart Stadium.
The action starts with the Vodafone Warriors facing the Newtown Jets at 11.45am (gates open at 11.30am) followed by the NYC encounter between the Vodafone Junior Warriors (1.45pm kick-off) and the Michael Moore Trophy contest between the Vodafone Warriors and the Storm (4.00pm kick-off).
VODAFONE WARRIORS | INJURY LIST
Blake Ayshford (concussion) | TBC
David Fusitu’a (ankle) | TBC
Ben Henry (patella) | Indefinite
Thomas Leuluai (knee) | Round 5
Mason Lino (knee) | Round 5
Sam Lisone (shoulder) TBC
Sione Lousi (wrist) | Round 5
Ligi Sao (shoulder) | TBC
Toafofoa Sipley (knee) | Round 5
Manu Vatuvei (ribs) | TBC
Henare Wells (hamstring) | Round 3-4
Charlie Gubb | Round 3
Ken Maumalo | Round 3