NSW camp rocked as gun prop suffers blow

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Blues manager Brad Fittler has been deed with different wounded stroke with Knights prop Daniel Saifiti going down with a genu wounded successful Newcastle's 24-16 triumph implicit the Warriors.

Saifiti was forced retired aboriginal successful the archetypal fractional and didn't return, with Knights coaching Adam O'Brien confirming archetypal signs suggested helium had suffered an MCL injury.

"He's successful a limb brace astatine the moment. I deliberation they're reasoning MCL... I won't cognize until helium does his scan," O'Brien said.

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"For him to travel disconnected and past not return, is not bully signs for us."

Saifiti played successful games 1 and 2 of the Origin bid past twelvemonth earlier a rib wounded ruled him retired for the finale.

Daniel Saifiti of the Knights. (Getty)

He's featured for the Blues connected 7 occasions since debuting astatine Origin level successful 2019.

Saifiti's wounded adds to a increasing database of wounded woes facing Fittler's Blues.

Fittler, who volition sanction his crippled 1 squad connected Sunday evening, is already looking for 2 caller centres aft Latrell Mitchell was ruled retired with a hamstring wounded and reigning Dally M Medal victor Tom Trbojevic succumbed to a enarthrosis setback.

The Blues volition besides beryllium without seasoned Dale Finucane, who remains sidelined with a genu injury.

Game 1 of the Origin bid volition beryllium played connected June 8.

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