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After giving himself, as well as the coaching staff and all Sharks fans a big scare on Saturday night, Wade Graham appears to have escaped serious injury following an incident in the game against the Eels.

Graham went down late in the first half after some friendly fire, the leg of Ricky Leutele clipping him when attempting a tackle, but after an anxious few minutes was given the all clear to resume the game.

He would go on to finish the match and subsequent scans have shown no breaks or fractures with Graham expected to be fit to take on the Newcastle Knights this weekend.

Of the other walking wounded, James Maloney was sore and sorry immediately following the game after receiving a couple of heavy knocks, however he too is likely to be given the all clear to play this Saturday afternoon at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

In what was a physical encounter the Sharks were sporting signs of just how tough the match was, with Andrew Fifita requiring stitches over his right eye the most notable.

On the positive side Gerard Beale came through unscathed after missing two weeks with a hamstring strain and Valentine Holmes managed to play out the 80-minutes at full back. Holmes had played on the wing in his comeback match in round three and handled the more demanding full back role against the Eels without any apparent issue.

As for James Segeyaro, his return to the NRL was a winning one, with the Sharks newest recruit getting through 20 minutes after replacing Jayden Brailey midway through the second half.

Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan should have a full complement of players to choose from this weekend with Joseph Paulo, Edrick Lee, Kurt Capewell and Tony Williams omitted from Saturday night’s team but fit and available for selection this weekend.

The Sharks have field sessions scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday before a Captains run on Friday in preparation for the Knights on Saturday

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