Fifita to have shoulder surgery, could miss Origin series

Jenna Harris September 21, 2020 11 No Comments

Fifita to have ankle surgery, could miss Origin series



Gold Coast-bound backrower David Fifita may have surgery to repair his injured shoulder in a movement that may rule him from Queensland’s State of Origin series.

David Fifta will race the clock to feature November’s State of Origin series following the Queensland backrower chosen on Monday to get surgery on his injured shoulder. 

The Gold Coast-jumping star has played his final NRL match for Brisbane, hurt in a “hip drop” handle by Parramatta’s Junior Paulo, who had been billed for the episode.

“David saw a surgeon today, and it was decided that the best course of action is for David to have surgery to repair his ankle,” Broncos’ head of operation Paul Devlin said. 

“The surgery will be completed in the coming days”.

Attempting to stave off a third-straight series reduction, it is a significant headache for Queensland trainer Kevin Walters granted the harm is very likely to sideline the 20-year old until the Adelaide opener November 4.

But even when he misses that battle in roughly fourteen days, Fifita may be a part of Walters’ camp and also push to get a match two reunite in Sydney on November 11 or Brisbane’s possible decider on November 18. 

Carrying a wounded participant into camp will probably be insecure this season however, given no squad replacements will probably be possible as a result of biosecurity protocols related to COVID-19.

Jordan Riki will replace the Broncos’ young gun from the side to face North Queensland that Thursday.

“He’s got plenty of talent,” Brisbane captain Alex Glenn said.

“I’ve got so much faith that he’s going to be an elite athlete in the future and it’s exciting for him to get a starting position against the Cowboys this week.”

© AAP

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