Injury update: Jacob Saifiti

Jacob Saifiti has started his recovery from a leg injury suffered earlier this month.

Head of Physical Performance, Balin Cupples, revealed the forward returned to training this week but has a long road to walk before returning to the field.

"Jakey (Jacob Saifiti) through unfortunate circumstances, he's fractured his fibula," Cupples said.

"So, a fairly significant injury and at the moment he's in a six-week phase of none-weight bearing.

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"In saying that, he's been around the boys the last sort of week. He's started his upper body conditioning and we'll definitely keep track of his body composition and make sure he's working hard, even over this Christmas break, to maintain the treatment and that's the same with all these rehab guys.

"... he's got some work to do moving forward, he's going to have the same support and planning around him to get him back as soon as we can."

In a positive for the Club, the injury list is dwindling.

The Knights are also in the fortunate position to promote some of their youngsters to the fulltime training squad.


Bradman Best and Starford To'a join the fulltime squad for the month of January.

The duo featured for the Australian Schoolboys and were standout performers throughout their tour of England.

"Bradman's picked up a grade two MCL on the tour," Cupples said.

"He's in a knee brace for over the Christmas period, then we'll get him moving as soon as he gets back, its just good to have that level of detail with Bradman coming back into an NRL rehab program will make sure he gets the treatment and the attention he needs and then Starford has come through pretty clean.

"He'll jump straight back into NRL training, so we're excited to get those two young, strong outside backs around the NRL crew and move forward as a group in January."


Injured players and expected return dates:

Hymel Hunt (Shoulder - Round 1)
Tautau Moga (ACL - Early Rounds)
Jacob Saifiti (Leg - Indefinite)
Slade Griffin (ACL - Indefinite)