The good news on Andrew Fifita and Matt Prior and the injuries which forced them from the field on Thursday night, is that while they might not be as bad as first feared, however the pair are in doubt for the Sharks next game against the Manly Sea Eagles next Sunday.
Fifita came from the field just seven minutes into the contest, with Prior joining him on the sidelines during the first half of the Sharks win.
Neither player was able to return to the field.
The update on Fifita is a low grade hamstring fascia strain and while not likely to be a long-term injury, his status is unknown for what could potentially be his 200th NRL game next Sunday.
As for Prior, the neck/shoulder stinger issue is nothing new and is a problem that has been previously treated by Sharks medical staff.
He is rated a 50-50 chance of being fit to face the Sea Eagles in the round 10 clash.
On a positive, Matt Moylan’s recovery and rehabilitation from a hamstring strain has been progressing nicely, with the Sharks fullback on target to resume this week.
He will be assessed by Sharks training, medical and coaching staff throughout the week before being given the green light to return.
Of the other Sharks injured brigade, it is hoped Shaun Johnson will be back before the round 12 bye, Wade Graham remains on track for a comeback from his knee reconstruction in round 13, with Aaron Woods likely to be available shortly after.
The Sharks had a three day break from training to freshen up and recover and return to the training paddock tomorrow.