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Star off-season recruit could miss rest of season

Wide World of Sports logo Wide World of Sports 9/04/2021 02:51:59 WWOS staff

Warriors off-season recruit Addin Fonua-Blake may spend the rest of the season on the sidelines, with news that his knee injury is worse than first thought.

Nine News reporter Danny Weidler says Fonua-Blake will require surgery and that the injury is potentially season-ending.

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It's a brutal loss for the Warriors, who had exceeded expectations to start season, sitting at two wins and two losses through four rounds.

Fonua-Blake limped off after colliding with Sydney Roosters forward Sitili Tupouniua in his side's 36-12 loss on Easter Sunday.

The 26-year-old Mascot junior made his first grade debut for Manly in 2016, before linking up with the Warriors this season.

The club's assistant coach Justin Morgan has backed Ben Murdoch-Masila to help fill the void left by Fonua-Blake.

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"You tend to find with players that have such a big impact and are so powerful, sometimes that impact and that power doesn't always last the longer periods of time," he told stuff.co.nz.

"So you've got to find that nice balance in making sure he's offering what he does offer, which is a big powerful carry.

"I've been impressed with the way he's been working defensively, his efforts away from the ball are also increasing. He's on an upward slope at the moment in terms of his performances."

The Warriors will look to get back in the winner's circle tonight against Fonua-Blake's former club, with the hapless Sea Eagles yet to win a game.

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