Knights Injury and Suspension Updates

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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Off-season injury update


Thu 5th October, 03:20PM


Knights TV spoke with Physical Performance Manager Tony Ayoub for an update on the fitness of a number of players recovering from injuries.

Ayoub said that during the off-season period, the Club has been managing player recovery and expect most will be back for the start of pre-season training.

“We had Daniel Saifiti who unfortunately injured himself in one of the last games,” Ayoub stated.

“He dislocated his shoulder and chipped a bit of bone off the front of his glenoid rim.

“He had to have a reconstruction and the same thing with Mitch Barnett, who hurt his shoulder in the last game.

“Mitch had a problem right through the year that we were always going to look at at the end of the year, but he just aggravated that in the last game.

“Both had reconstructions, but both surgeries have gone well and they are into rehab as we speak.

“We expect both of them to have a hampered pre-Christmas period but after Christmas they’ll be back into the main swing of things.

“Daniel will be right for trials and then hopefully Round 1 and Mitch we will see how he is going once we get past that January period.”

Luke Yates and Brock Lamb, who both missed the remaining two games of the season, are also tracking well for a November 1 start.

“Luke Yates had ankle surgery, syndesmosis, and had a tight rope put into his ankle before the end of the season,” Ayoub explained.

“He is expected to be running on November 1 and while he probably won’t be doing everything at that time, we’ll get him out onto the field.”

“Brock had a grade two medial ligament tear which put him in a brace for about three to four weeks.

“He has had some treatment with our physios so all is going well and we expect him to be raring to go on November one.

“He won’t miss anything and by that stage it would have scarred up and been stabilised.”

Ayoub said a few players have also had some clean outs for some niggling injuries.

“Cory Denniss had a clean out of his ankle,” he explained.

“It was an injury he picked up halfway through the year that we’d been managing and just had a little fragment floating around in the back of his ankle that we had to take out.

“Three weeks down the track and he’s really got no issues so he’ll hit the ground running in the group and doing everything that is expected.

“Nathan Ross had an elbow clean out, just little fragments floating around.

“It is probably the norm these days with Clubs, having a number of players who have niggles that just need a clean-up but in the main we expect everyone to be fit and ready to go for round one.”


http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/10/05/off_season_injury_up.html
 

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
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Tautau Moga injury update


Wed 15th November, 03:52PM


2018 nib Newcastle Knights recruit Tautau Moga underwent surgery on his shoulder following the Brisbane Broncos’ finals campaign.

Moga aggravated a shoulder injury during the finals, and following scans and consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon, he required shoulder surgery.

Now nearing six weeks post operation, the centre will enter a routine rehabilitation program when he officially starts pre-season training with the Club next week.

Moga will still be able to run during the program to maintain fitness, but at this stage his expected return to playing will be in March.


http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/11/15/tautau_moga_injury_u.html
 

Kurriboy

Matthew Gidley
Geez, surely Brisbane didn't keep using Moga knowing he was doing further damage and knowing he was going to another club and the injury would be their problem!

Kind of sounds similar to the Bird situation Bennet chucked the toys out of his cot about recently good ole double standard Bennet at his best.
 

Kurriboy

Matthew Gidley
Oh I know member, like when he chucked a tanty over Cronulla announcing Bird had signed with Brisbane, yet it was Bennet who announced officially that Ese'ese was coming to Newcastle.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Injury report

Set to officially start pre-season training next week, Tautau Moga has got an early mark on his start with the Club.

“He doesn’t start until next week and he said he wanted to come in and do some training early,” Ayoub added.

After should stabilisation surgery, Moga will be doing rehabilitation before getting back to full training.

“He is six weeks out ofsurgery and he’s raring to go and is asking us what he can and can’t do,” Ayoub stated.

“Mitch (Barnett) and Daniel (Saifiti) are also rehabilitating (from shoulder reconstructions) and there is not a lot they can do but they’ve been fantastic.

“They have been doing a lot of running and it's been a tough three weeks for them.

“Hopefully with another couple of weeks under our belt, we will see them phase into some skills with the boys.

“Meanwhile we get Jack Johns back next week who had a fractured arm and had a plate put in and Dylan Phythian is 14 weeks down the track after his ACL and is going along tremendously and working really hard.”


http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2017/11/17/pre_season_update_wi.html
 
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Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Article in the Herald about Phythian says he is targeting a return about round 5, and says he is happy to play any position from fullback, halves, backs, hooker or even second row.
 

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Staff member
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Moga's injury recovery on track


Newcastle Knights
Tue 9 Jan 2018, 09:19 AM



Things are tracking nicely for nib Newcastle Knights 2018 recruit Tautau Moga as he continues his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery in the off-season.

Now more than three months post operation, the centre has been progressing well in a routine rehabilitation program with a few other teammates.

“I've been with Barney (Mitch Barnett) and D-Saf (Daniel Saifiti), our little rehab crew is going well so far,” Moga told Knights TV.

“I'm almost there, just a couple of weeks away from any real contact but the strength and range is all there.

“I’m back doing skills but slowly getting into the non-contact work and I’m starting to progress with a little bit here and there to see how it feels.”

The centre is excited to get his hands on the ball and start forming combinations with left edge teammates.

“I’ve just started coming into skills work with Pearcy (Mitchell Pearce), Rossdog (Nathan Ross) and Fitzy (Lachlan Fitzgibbon) on the left edge but it is coming along well,” Moga explained.

At this stage, Moga looks to be working towards returning to play in Round 1 in March and has his eye on a starting spot.

“That’s everyone’s goal, to get that starting spot,” smiled Moga.

“We have some good young outside backs but my goal is trying to push for a starting spot.

He also appreciates his new surroundings in the Hunter region.

“I love it in Newcastle,” he said.

“It’s nice, good beaches.”

Meanwhile the 24-year-old has been selected, along with teammate Kalyn Ponga, in Queensland’s emerging Origin squad.

The squad contains the state’s most promising players and will assemble for a camp in late January on the Gold Coast.

“It’s always good to make those rep teams,” said Moga.

“Getting into the culture and seeing how it is, how the big boys train and hopefully follow on from there.”


https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/01/09/mogas-injury-recovery-on-track/
 

Still_Nutty

Trent Hodkinson
https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/01/30/2018-nrl-pre-season-casualty-ward/

NRL Website update 2018 pre-season casualty ward...

Newcastle Knights

  • Mitch Barnett (shoulder, running, no contact – round 1)
  • Tautau Moga (shoulder, running, no contact – round 1)
  • Dylan Phythian (ACL, running, no contact – round 6)
  • Nathan Ross (ankle, fit for trials)
  • Daniel Saifiti (shoulder, running, no contact – round 1)
  • Luke Yates (ankle, round 1)

Mitch Barnett, Daniel Saifiti and Tautau Moga continue to be on restricted duties following shoulder reconstructions but remain on track for the opening round of the season against Manly. Dylan Phythian started change of direction running and the medical team have pencilled him in for a round six return. Nathan Ross (elbow), Jack Johns (broken arm), Luke Yates and Cory Denniss (both ankle) have returned to full training following minor surgeries.
 

Defender1

Ben Kennedy
Moga, Yates and Ross all participated in the Maitland opposed session...

Pythian, Dan Saifiti and Barnett were training seperatley doing a heap of running.
 

rhugh89

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Staff member
Admin
Casualty Ward from NRL.com

Newcastle Knights

  • Mitch Barnett (shoulder, running, no contact – round 1)
  • Tautau Moga (shoulder, running, no contact – round 1)
  • Dylan Phythian (ACL, running, no contact – round 6)
  • Nathan Ross (ankle, fit for trials)
  • Daniel Saifiti (shoulder, running, no contact – round 1)
  • Luke Yates (ankle, round 1)
Mitch Barnett, Daniel Saifiti and Tautau Moga continue to be on restricted duties following shoulder reconstructions but remain on track for the opening round of the season against Manly.

Dylan Phythian started change of direction running and the medical team have pencilled him in for a round six return.

Nathan Ross (elbow), Jack Johns (broken arm), Luke Yates and Cory Denniss (both ankle) have returned to full training following minor surgeries.


https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/02/01/2018-nrl-pre-season-casualty-ward/
 
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