Knights Injury and Suspension Updates

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  1. rhugh89

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    Injury update: Saifiti twins progress, Lino update


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    Tue 26 Mar 2019, 09:52 AM


    The Saifiti twins are edging closer to a return from injury.

    Daniel Saifiti picked up leg and foot injuries in the opening round win over Cronulla but is on the mend according to Head of Physical Performance, Balin Cupples.

    "Daniel went down in Round 1.

    "Last week he has come through his running progressions and built his distance up, and progressed really well.

    "He has started to build some good volume in there, with work on the field and focusing on building his speed.

    "Daniel will build through some contact protocols and some change of direction.

    "He is progressing really well and we should see him back up for selection very soon."

    Meanwhile, Mason Lino has been cleared of a knee injury.

    The half limped off the field in the Canterbury Cup NSW clash on the weekend but is expected to be available for selection this weekend.

    "Mason didn't have the best return on the weekend.

    "He came down on the fat pad on the same knee he injured, and probably scared himself a little bit.

    "However, all doctor and physio reviews have come back overly positive, and Mason was back on his feet and running today.

    "If he gets through his final testing, he will be available for selection this week."

    Injured players and expected return dates:

    Pasami Saulo (Finger - Round 4-5)

    Daniel Saifiti (Leg and foot - Round 4-5)

    Nathan Ross (Finger - Indefinite)

    Jacob Saifiti (Leg - Early Rounds)

    Slade Griffin (ACL - Indefinite)

    Brayden Musgrove (ACL – Early Rounds)


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/03/26/injury-update-saifiti-twins-progress-lino-update/
     
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    Injury Update: Watson pushes for NRL return


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    Mon 1 Apr 2019, 07:50 PM



    Connor Watson is a chance to return in Round 4 has he manages an MCL injury he picked up against Penrith.

    Watson missed last Friday’s seven-point loss to Canberra due to the injury but Head of Physical Performance, Balin Cupples is hopeful the nib Newcastle Knights gun isn’t far off returning to the field.

    Providing he gets through training, he could be available for Sunday’s game against St George Illawarra.

    “He built through some running protocols last week and came through pretty close to playing,” Cupples said.

    “He’s got a few change of direction and hard start-stop and some reactive agility to get through this week.

    “If he does that over the next couple of sessions, he’ll make it up for selection consideration.”

    Meanwhile, prop Daniel Saifiti is also eyeing a return.

    The big unit injured his foot and knee in the opening round win over Cronulla but is nearing a comeback.

    “D Saf has come forward in leaps and bounds,” Cupples said.

    “He’s been very diligent with his professionalism, what he’s done from a rehab perspective.

    “If he overcomes these last couple of hurdles, in terms of back in with the team, we should see D Saf back on the park.”

    Injured players and expected return dates:

    Connor Watson (Knee – Round 4-5)

    Pasami Saulo (Finger - Round 4-5)

    Daniel Saifiti (Leg and foot - Round 4-5)

    Nathan Ross (Finger - Indefinite)

    Jacob Saifiti (Leg - Early Rounds)

    Slade Griffin (ACL - Indefinite)

    Brayden Musgrove (ACL – Early Rounds)


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/04/01/injury-update-watson-pushes-for-nrl-return/
     
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    Injury update: Big names eyeing off return


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    Mon 8 Apr 2019, 03:12 PM



    The nib Newcastle Knights could be boosted by the return of several big names this weekend.

    James Gavet, Connor Watson and Jacob Saifiti are all a strong chance of making their comeback from injury in Round 5.

    According to Head of Physical Performance, Balin Cupples, the trio have trained strongly and put themselves into a position to be available for selection.

    “Connor’s getting through all our training in terms of with the team, this week,” Cupples said.

    “If he gets through this week, he should be available for selection. The same with James Gavet. He got through some contact this morning.

    “He has the rest of the week to get through but should be available as well come later in the week.”

    Watson injured his knee, while Gavet picked up a sternum injury.

    Saifiti has missed the start of the season with a broken leg but has completed his return to play program.

    “He’s trained with the main squad now for a couple of weeks,” Cupples said.

    “He got through all the opposed sessions and contact. Touch wood he gets through this week and he’ll come up as well.”

    Meanwhile, outside back Brayden Musgrove will make his return from an ACL injury this weekend.

    Injured players and expected return dates:

    James Gavet (Sternum - Round 5-6)

    Connor Watson (Knee – Round 5-6)

    Jacob Saifiti (Leg - Round 5-6)

    Slade Griffin (ACL - Indefinite)

    Brayden Musgrove (ACL – Round 5)


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/04/08/injury-update-big-names-eyeing-off-return/
     
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    Looking good for injuries then, pretty much everyone back on deck. Probably can't benefit from it for a few weeks yet though, you'd like to see Saulo & Jacob have a few decent games in reserves before they're considered. Gavet & Watson can come back in straight away. Moga probably at least another good game away from being considered.
     
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    Brutal blow as Guerra sidelined for four months


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    Tue 16 Apr 2019, 11:28 AM



    It’s a loss that will hurt the Knights!

    Confirmed…. Aidan Guerra looking at a possible four-month stint on the sidelines.

    The backrower suffered a dislocation and fracture in Saturday’s loss to Manly and went in for surgery on Monday.

    Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown admits it’s not as bad as first thought, but still a lengthy time without one of their senior leaders.

    “He’s roughly four months they’re saying at this stage,” said Brown.

    “No-one likes to see it, especially your own team mates, but as it turns out, it’s not the worst case it could have been.”

    Despite the devastating blow, Brown added he’s in good hands on his long road to recovery.

    “Aidan will look after himself well, he’ll recover well,” he said.

    “Got a wife and a couple of young kids at home to keep a good eye on him.

    “Probably ship his mum and dad down at some stage knowing Aidan.

    “He’ll be in good hands and we’ve got good staff that will look after him.”

    As for his replacement… there’s a couple of options.

    Brown not yet quite sure who that will be.

    “Not 100 per cent sure, we’ve named Sione (Mata’utia) on the extended bench, we’re not 100 per cent sure if he was going to be ok or not,” Brown explained.

    “Herman has gone back to reserve grade and played quite well the other day so there’s a couple of options there we can look at.”

    Meanwhile Kurt Mann is set to miss at least one more week.

    The 26-year-old is battling a sternum injury and won’t be ready for the Knights clash with the Titans on Easter Sunday.

    “Not quite right yet unfortunately,” confirmed Brown.

    “He’s probably going to miss one more week, maybe two but definitely miss another week.

    “Bit unfortunate for Kurt but I’ve got a few of those guys who have picked up minor injuries.

    “The minor ones aren’t great for us when we’re trying to build some combinations but it’s the ones like Aidan that hurt us.”


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/04/16/brutal-blow-as-guerra-sidelined-for-four-months/
     
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    Injury update: Good news on recovery front


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    Mon 20 May 2019, 03:18 PM


    It’s good news for Edrick Lee and Connor Watson after Sunday’s game. They pulled up a bit sore but are tracking well.

    Both have been battling plantar fasciitis. Watson suffered a rupture and Lee a minor strain in the Round 9 game against the Bulldogs.

    Head of physical performance Balin Cupples explained both are building into the week.

    “After initial post game reviews last weekend in Brisbane, we thought we could get Edrick and Connor up and build their loads through,” Cupples said.

    “Quality work from medical team and physio, managed to get them through the game.”

    “Little bit sore today but both will build into this week.”

    After surgery to repair his injured ankle, Aidan Guerra has received positive news from the surgeon.

    “In terms of healing in the last couple of days, we’re just building his alter G running over the next couple of weeks,” added Cupples.

    “He’s out of the boot building his strength and putting some weight through that foot.”

    Slade Griffin continues to progress.

    “He’s building into more reactive agility now and into some football specific drills,” claimed Cupples.

    “He’s going really well with his strength stuff and his application at training especially over the last month.

    “His progression has been outstanding.”

    Meanwhile Tautau Moga took a knock to his ankle in the weekend’s Canterbury Cup game.

    It’s positive news with no significant damage.

    “He’ll build through the week and go through some contact progression to build his confidence into the weekends game,” said Cupples.

    Injured players and expected return dates:

    Aidan Guerra (Ankle - Late season)

    Tautau Moga (Ankle - Round 11)

    Slade Griffin (ACL - Mid-Late season)


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/05/20/injury-update-good-news-on-recovery-front/
     
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    No mention of why Jake Saifiti didn't play on the weekend.
     
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    Must be injured as if ok you would play him to get match fit.
     

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