NZ Warriors wing Fisiiahi ruled out for season

Last updated 14:46 19/06/2014
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SEASON OVER: Warriors winger Glen Fisiiahi needs surgery on his injured shoulder. .

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Flying Warriors’ wing Glen Fisiiahi has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury which will require him to undergo surgery.

It continues a rotten run of luck for Fisiiahi, who was also ruled out of a large chunk of the 2013 season with a torn pectoral muscle. 

The news is also bad for the team, not only because Fisiiahi has a radar for the tryline - scoring seven tries in the first five rounds to be the top try scorer in the competition – but as it leaves the club’s stocks of outside backs looking wafer thin, particularly with the imminent departure of Kevin Locke and the loss of Jerome Ropati to injury.

Fisiiahi suffered the shoulder injury during the Warriors’ round five clash against the Sharks in April, but was expected to only miss two weeks.

However, he told today that he had suffered nerve damage in his shoulder and needed to wait for that to repair before he could be booked in for surgery for shoulder reconstruction.

Recovery from surgery would take six months.

‘‘I just have to wait for the nerve to fire up, once it does that I can go and have surgery,’’ he told the website.

‘‘It has been a tough ride but I have been in this situation before so I just have to stay strong for the team,’’ he said.

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