Sharks Andrew Fifita leaves the field with an ankle injury:           NRL Rugby League, Round 22, NZ Warriors v Cronulla Sharks at Mt Smart, Sunday August 10th 2014. Digital image by Shane Wenzlick, copyright nrlphotos.com

Fifita undergoes surgery

Andrew Fifita has undergone surgery on his broken left arm, ruling him out of the Sharks final four games as well as the Four Nations tournament at the end of the year.

Fifita broke his arm in the Sharks loss to the Warriors, however he bravely returned to the field, almost helping to inspire an incredible against-the-odds victory against the New Zealand side.

Beaten by just four points, considering the injury toll, not to mention a virus running through the camp in the days leading up to the match, the Sharks delivered one of their gutsiest displays in recent memory.

Highly regarded surgeons Dr John Trantalis and Dr Jai Sungaran carried out the operation to repair Fifita’s arm at Kareena Hospital today.

The injury added to a frustrating season for the 2013 NSW and Australian representative, with Fifita managing just 12 of 20 games for the Sharks in 2014.

Fifita now joins a long and illustrious injury list at the Sharks, one which includes Wade Graham, Luke Lewis, John Morris, Bryce Gibbs, Siosaia Vave and Jacob Gagan, with all unlikely to play again this season. In addition Beau Ryan was forced into premature retirement and Todd Carney terminated for an off-field indiscretion, while Sam Tagataese will sit out the final four matches due to suspension.