New South Wales coach Brad Fittler says he is “apprehensive” about Apisai Koroisau however has refused to touch upon his choices if the incumbent Blues hooker, who’s been taken to hospital, is dominated out of recreation two.
Fittler could possibly be pressured to discover a alternative No.9 for the Blues’ must-win conflict at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium after Koroisau suffered a suspected fractured jaw within the first half of tonight’s conflict between Wests Tigers and Titans.
And in a possible blow for Queensland, ahead Tino Fa’asuamaleau was positioned on report after injuring Koroisau when he raised his arms and related with the Tigers captain’s head whereas operating the ball.
“I am about apprehensive about Api Koroisau. The actual fact he is in an ambulance on the best way to hospital would not ship a very good message,” Fittler stated on the 9 broadcast.
“So, I want Api all the most effective, and hopefully it is not as dangerous as first thought or everybody thinks. Not good.”
Fittler was pressed on Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook dinner, the person who would all however actually put on the NSW No.9 jumper if Koroisau is unavailable.
However the Blues mentor stated at this stage he was solely involved about Koroisau.
“I am not apprehensive about depth in the intervening time,” Fittler stated.
“I am going to fear about Api for now and we’ll fear about that later.”
Blues assistant coach Andrew Johns was within the 9 studio with Fittler.
“You possibly can see how distraught he’s there, Api,” stated the rugby league Immortal.
Additionally talking on 9’s protection, Queensland legend Darren Lockyer admitted Fa’asuamaleaui confronted a precarious ruling.
“It is a nervous wait,” Lockyer stated.
“If Api comes out of that deal with with no harm, I believe he may get away with a advantageous. However sadly due to the harm to Api it is a nervous look ahead to Tino.
“So I assume it is over to the judiciary from right here.”