Glen Fisiiahi injury tempers Warriors victory

CHRIS BARCLAY
Last updated 08:38 20/07/2013
Glen Fisiiahi
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FISH INJURY: The Warriors' victory over the Tigers in Sydney has been tempered by injury.

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The New Zealand Warriors' NRL victory over the Wests Tigers in Sydney last night has been tempered by a potentially season-ending injury for wing Glen Fisiiahi, who may need surgery for a torn pectoral muscle.

Fisiiahi will have scans when the squad returns to Auckland today but the initial diagnosis by team doctor John Mayhew was not promising.

"If it's a major tear he'll need it surgically repaired," he said, after the Warriors 24-14 win at Leichhardt Oval.

Fisiiahi, who has scored five tries in 11 appearances in 2013, suffered the injury while making a tackle with about 20 minutes remaining.

The 22-year-old initially tried to play on but soon realised it was pointless to compromise the defensive line while debilitated by the chest injury.

If the injury is as serious as feared Fisiiahi, who debuted for Tonga against Samoa in April, will also be ruled out of the World Cup in the UK, Ireland and France from late October.

On a positive note Manu Vatuvei made a trouble-free return from a shin injury last night so Ngani Laumape was not required.

However, the hard-running first grade rookie is in contention for a recall when reigning premiers Melbourne play at Mt Smart on Sunday.

The Warriors have already lost one replacement option by granting Bill Tupou a release to join the Canberra Raiders last month.

If Fisiiahi's scans confirm the worst he will join Ben Henry, Steve Rapira and Sione Lousi as personnel recuperating in anticipation of being ready for the 2014 pre-season.

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