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Edwards added to Panthers GF injury fears

Edwards added to Panthers GF injury fears

If Penrith were making an strive to play down injury concerns sooner than the NRL colossal final, they weren’t that convincing after they fronted media on Monday.

While the Panthers were quietly confident they would discipline a shut to tubby-strength line-up against South Sydney on Sunday, there turned into as soon as hundreds of evidence to the quite a lot of at their Sunshine Fly depraved.

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Brian Too’s arrival in a wheelchair turned into as soon as now not so subtly announced by a beaming Stephen Crichton preserving a blaring growth field by the injured winger’s aspect.

Forwards Moses Leota (calf) – who neglected their gutsy preliminary final steal over Melbourne – and James Fisher-Harris (knee) did the rounds with their legs heavily strapped.

And a player now not even on the injury radar, fullback Dylan Edwards, turned into as soon as on crutches wearing a moon boot with a foot grievance he had been nursing for six weeks.

One other turned into as soon as conspicuous by his absence with impact ahead Tevita Pangai now not speaking to media after present process scans on the knee medial ligament injury suffered against the Storm nonetheless turned into as soon as spotted strolling in a brace.

While Penrith coach Ivan Cleary will likely be sweating on scan outcomes for his strolling wounded sooner than Tuesday’s squad announcement, Panthers gamers didn’t appear too apprehensive when quizzed on Monday.

“It is been adore this for the final four or five weeks,” co-captain Isaah Yeo said.

“I am unable to be conscious the final time we had our tubby 17 there since Beginning interval with things adore injuries and what now not.

“It is clearly now not very perfect alternatively it be something we’ve handled.”

Fisher-Harris flat out brushed aside any health fears no matter acting to aggravate his grievance against Melbourne.

“I am perfect, perfect carrying on. Honestly it’s nothing,” he said.

It turned into as soon as revealed on Monday Edwards has been on light duties for more than a month and will again be placed in cotton wool within the course of the week after missing the first week of finals due to the grievance.

In addition to Pangai, Too is but every other main discipline no matter initially acting to be playing up for the TV cameras alongside with his wheelchair entrance.

Too insisted he turned into as soon as using the wheelchair after pulling up sore in his comeback match from the injury with a stirring cloak against the Storm.

“The wheelchair is candy a precaution, perfect making an strive now not to stroll on it too much,” he said.

“I like pulled up 50-50 from the game. I am working with the physio, try and ice it as much as I will be able to. Fingers crossed I will likely be candy.”

When pressed on his availability, Too said he had been inspired to play by the agonize by Fisher-Harris who battled on against Melbourne no matter being in evident discomfort.

“I will surely put up my hand (to play),” he said.

“Fish has if truth be told inspired me. He reminds me that all americans has put their hand up to put their our bodies on the line – that has motivated me to play my coronary heart out.”

Panthers hooker Api Koroisau stored his fingers crossed Too would perchance perhaps ignore the agonize, announcing the livewire speedster helped fabricate the incompatibility against the Storm.

“He’s a fantastic player to like on the discipline who brings loads vitality, gets our devices started – that stuff is infectious,” he said.

Edwards added to Panthers GF injury fears