Six frontline players are now on the One New Zealand Warriors’ injured list.
Captain Tohu Harris (knee), fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (concussion) and middle forward Jazz Tevaga (calf) have joined Mitchell Barnett (neck), Te Maire Martin (leg) and centre Brayden Wiliame (calf).
Harris, Nicoll-Klokstad, Barnett, Martin and Wiliame all started the season in the opening round against Newcastle in Wellington while Tevaga made his first appearance of the season in round three.
Nicoll-Klokstad didn’t return to the field after a head knock 55 minutes into Tuesday night’s gripping Anzac Day clash against Melbourne. It’s reported he’s showing positive initial signs as he works through the NRL’s concussion protocols. Required to miss tomorrow’s game against the Roosters, it’s hoped he’ll be able to return for next week’s Magic Round match against Penrith at Suncorp Stadium.
Head of performance Balin Cupples has confirmed Harris has reaggravated the minor MCL knee issue which kept him out of the away matches against Cronulla Sutherland and Newcastle. Ruled out this week, it’s hoped he could return next week.
Cupples said Tevaga has a high-grade calf tear. His return to play timeline is yet to be confirmed.
Today Taine Tuaupiki joined the list with a leg injury he picked up playing for the club’s New South Wales Cup side against Parramatta last weekend. He left the field before halftime but was initially named to step into the NRL team for tomorrow’s match against the Roosters.
His injury means only 18 of the club’s contracted NRL players were available for selection this weekend.
|Rocco Berry||Quadricep||Rd 10-11|
|Tohu Harris||Knee||Rd 10-11|
|Te Maire Martin||Fibula||Rd 15|
|Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad||Concussion||Rd 10|