Injury Warriors Injury Thread 2023

Also confirmed that Berry likely won’t be fit for round 1 unfortunately.

Young prop Valingi Kepu has been ruled out for the season following an “unfortunate injury” when he was caught under his weight and that of his opponent in a wrestling session last month. Cupples said Kepu had suffered a severe Left foot Lisfranc injury which required season-ending surgery.

Seasoned forward Jazz Tevaga is in line for a return in the early rounds of the season. After missing the last five games of the 2022 season, he had been rehabilitating well from a left shoulder reconstruction. However, a hernia late last year stalled his progress ruling him out of the trials and the start of the season.

It’s anticipated centre Rocco Berry will also return in the early rounds after breaking a bone in his left foot in a training session last month.
Damnn. Lisfranc’s are bad. Probably worst you can do outside of Achilles and maybe still ACL. Especially for a guy his size. Chet Holmgren just missed the whole NBA season with the same injury.

I guess they’ll back their medical staff with the way they got Ale playing after ACL surgery
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Damnn. Lisfranc’s are bad. Probably worst you can do outside of Achilles and maybe still ACL. Especially for a guy his size. Chet Holmgren just missed the whole NBA season with the same injury.

I guess they’ll back their medical staff with the way they got Ale playing after ACL surgery
Thats a real shame about this kepu injury, was looking forward to seeing him go round NSW cup. Ale should be good inspiration for him to be cranking come 2024.
Stink that his already stunted development is now set back a further year!!

Last injury news from the club before the last game of the 2022 season...

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Injury Report: Calf injury rules Johnson out of final match

Richard Becht &
Fri 2 Sep 2022, 11:25 AM

Halfback Shaun Johnson has joined Marcelo Montoya and Rocco Berry in being ruled out of the Vodafone Warriors' final match of the season against Gold Coast at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow.

The 31-year-old veteran was named in the side on Tuesday in the hope he would recover from a calf strain that saw him replaced at halftime in last Friday night's match against Penrith.

However, Johnson was withdrawn from the line-up today with Daejarn Asi coming into the halves alongside Chanel Harris-Tavita. Both players will be making their final appearances for the club.

Montoya and Berry were ruled out on Wednesday.

The knee contusion that forced Montoya out of last Friday night's match against Penrith has been limiting his training intensity.

Edward Kosi moves from the extended bench to take Montoya's place on the left wing.

Berry, who was set to return to the NRL side after a lengthy absence, has a toe sprain which prevented him warming up and training today.

Viliami Vailea has been brought back into the side from outside the original squad to again start in the centres.

Also out with an injury picked up in training is centre-winger Adam Pompey. Named on the extended bench, he has been replaced by hooker Taniela Otukolo.

Montoya, Berry and Pompey join Jazz Tevaga, Bayley Sironen and Ronald Volkman who have all missed the last phase of the campaign with season-ending injuries.

Other players who missed last Friday night’s match against Penrith or picked up knocks in the contest have all been cleared for Saturday’s encounter.

Second Jack Murchie (hip sprain) is named on the extended bench and Wayde Egan (back spasms) is back at hooker while halfback Shaun Johnson and Eliesa Katoa are also available.

Johnson was replaced at halftime in the Penrith match due to a calf complaint while Katoa was in discomfort in the second half but played all but the last seven minutes of the game and is back on deck for the season finale.

Also returning is back rower Euan Aitken, who missed the Penrith trip for personal reasons, and centre Jesse Arthars who has been side-lined for a number of weeks with a quad injury and then recovering from a virus.

Bloody hell, my eyes were half way rolling 🙄when I saw the first post title saying Shaun Johnson injury?!!

Completely irrelevant to the 2023 season unless you’re trying to get a head start

Injury Report: Four players set for comebacks this week​

Richard Becht &
Thu 4 May 2023, 06:46 PM

Four players have come off the One New Zealand Warriors’ injury list this week.

While captain Tohu Harris Harris (knee) and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (concussion) have been named to return in the club’s Magic Round clash against Penrith in Brisbane on Sunday, centre Rocco Berry (quadricep) has been selected to make his comeback with the club’s top of the table New South Wales Cup side.

The 21-year-old Berry made 15 NRL appearances in 2021 and 2022 but has had a disrupted start to 2023 playing just three NSW Cup games so far.

Fullback Taine Tuaupiki, ruled out of the NRL encounter with the Roosters, is also back in the extended first-grade squad this week.

Close to making a return is offseason signing Luke Metcalf. The former Cronulla Sutherland standoff impressed in the Preseason Challenge match against the Wests Tigers in February but has been sidelined since with a hamstring complaint. It’s anticipated he’ll be available next week.

Head of performance Balin Cupples said forward Mitchell Barnett has a specialist appointment next week to determine his return to play timeline from the neck injury which forced him of the field in the round three win over North Queensland.

Centre Brayden Wiliame, who featured in the first two NRL matches of the year, is working towards a comeback from a calf injury in round 13.

Cupples said middle forward Jazz Tevaga is in the acute phase of the calf tear he suffered against the Storm while standoff Te Maire Martin is still in the non-weight bearing phase of his post-fibula surgery.


Mitchell BarnettNeckTBC
Valinigi KepuFootSeason
Te Maire MartinFibulaRound 15
Luke MetcalfHamstringRound 11
Jazz TevagaCalfTBC
Brayden WiliameCalfRound 13

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With Kosi’s injury, how many fit players do they have available now?
The year that Jazz is raising funds for a mate he goes down with a long term injury! That sucks.

Any liking for a chip in to raise some funds to offset Jazz’s inability to add to the pot.

mt.wellington has run some fund raisers for retiring players previously so he may be able to do this one as well if there is an interest

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