Standoff Te Maire Martin is out for a week but captain Tohu Harris is in contention to play in the One New Zealand Warriors’ fifth-round NRL clash against Cronulla Sutherland in Sydney on Sunday.
Martin was taken from the field after a head knock in the final minutes of Sunday’s 16-14 win over the Bulldogs.
He has been ruled out this week as he follows NRL concussion protocols.
Harris was troubled by a first half knee injury and, while he continued after the halftime break, he lasted only four minutes of the second term before being forced to sit out the rest of the contest.
However, One New Zealand Warriors head of performance Balin Cupples said today that Harris had been showing “positive signs” since the match. He was named in the side released today and is in contention to play.
Among the other players side-lined, forward Mitchell Barnett (neck) was again ruled out this week but Cupples said he is continuing to build into training.
Centre Brayden Wiliame is still recovering from the calf injury that forced him out of the match against North Queensland and winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is also working his way back into training.
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