NRL: Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita still two weeks away from return after finger surgery

Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has revealed he is still two weeks away from a comeback after sharing graphic pictures of his finger injury on social media.

Fifita hasn’t played since the Sharks’ round 9 loss against competition leaders Penrith due to a hamstring injury.

The Tongan star has also been battling with a serious finger injury, which he bravely put aside to play in three games before being sidelined.

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Andrew Fifita is expected back in 2 weeks after having surgery on a dislocated finger. Would be a return 4 weeks post surgery. Quite the effort to play 3 weeks with the injury before undergoing scans

Fifita took to his personal Instagram account to inform Cronulla fans that his operation was successful and he plans to return for the Sharks’ round 15 clash, ironically against the Panthers.

“For people asking why I’m out, I’m two weeks down and two weeks to go,” Fifita said.

“Playing with a little sore finger.

“Funny to play three games with this.

“Next minute an X-ray to see this.

“The operation went well, and rehab is going good.

“See you all in two weeks.”


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Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita in hospital recovering from a serious left finger injurySource:Supplied

Fifita’s looming return is a huge boost for Cronulla, who sit in sixth position with eight rounds remaining before the finals.

Braden Uele has done a commendable job in the front-row, but a fully fit Fifita is an upgrade for a Sharks side desperate to qualify for the finals.

Cronulla have struggled against the top teams this season, but they will get a chance to make amends when they take on Parramatta at Jubilee Oval on Sunday.

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