Andrew Fifita underwent laryngeal surgery late today in Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
The surgeon carrying out the procedure informed that the surgery was successful, with Andrew expected to make a full recovery.
Andrew will now remain in ICU in the short term, before continuing his recovery in hospital.
Andrew's wife Nikki and the Fifita family would like to express their thanks to their many friends, Sharks members and fans and the wider rugby league community for the support and well wishes received, with the family now looking for some space and privacy during the recovery process.
The Sharks will support Nikki and her family and allow Andrew the time to recover and ask that their wishes for privacy are respected during this time