In spite of having much to celebrate after their morale-boosting success over the Bulldogs, the Broncos have been dealt a blow with super star back-rower David Fifita ruled out for a minimum of another fortnight.
The 20-year-old Maroons star wont play in Friday nights clash against the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval, with the clubs medical staff unable to ensure when hell be back in action this year.
Fifita had initially been set to return for the club against Michael Maguires men however is more than likely to miss out on next weeks clash with Melbourne too.
The in-demand forward might not be back on the field up until August, further interfering with the Broncos mission to make a run up the ladder from 14th place.
” The medical staff desire Dave to jump through a few hoops prior to he is cleared.
” He is still doing his rehabilitation, however he isnt doing his abilities, so he wont play today and by the looks of it, he wont play next week either against the Storm.”
Initially, the 107kg star was wanting to make a choice on his future before the clash at Leichhardt but the club hasnt spoken with Fifita because last Thursday, triggering concern he might have altered his mind once again and is seriously thinking about the Titans provide again.
” David Fifita I am informed has not spoken with the Broncos given that last Thursday. Hes gone underground and is speaking with his mother Gwen, who has played an active function in discussions,” Courier Mail reporter Peter Padel stated on Fox League.
Colleague Payne Haas is an essential factor in trying to keep Fifita at Red Hill, with the NSW star urging his close friend to remain at the NRLs richest club.
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When hell be back for the team, broncos coach Anthony Seibold informed The Courier Mail an expert has cleared Fifita to resume running but admits he has no concept.
” We still do not have a set date of when he will be back,” Seibold said.
” I d say Dave is still a few weeks away.
Haas, who left the Titans as a 16-year-old, went to Keebra Park high school with Fifita and prompted his teammate to sit tight.
” I have informed him that I desire him to stay here,” Haas said.
” I have told him that lots of times however at the end of the day he is a male.
” I existed (Titans) when I was a bit younger so the club has actually most likely altered a bit now. I simply reckon the Broncos are such a power club with the history and the individuals around here from leading to bottom. It is a special club. That is one thing I can say.
” I think we all know how special he is and undoubtedly we want him at the club. He is a once-in-a-generation kind of player.
” It is difficult with his decision. It is pretty big cash to be provided however whatever he selects for him and his household, I am delighted in any case.”
The stars addition today would have got the Broncos out of a jam as the club fights a substantial injury toll with Alex Glenn, Kotoni Staggs, Matt Lodge and Jake Turpin to likewise miss todays match.
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