Album: Knee surgery to sideline Vatuvei for three weeks

Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.<br /> <br /> Continue reading...<br /> <br /> <br /> ----------<br /> Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.<br /> The 26-year-old suffered the injury during his two-try performance in the club’s 30-16 win against Penrith on June 11.<br /> <br /> While he had to withdraw from the side for Saturday night’s match against Cronulla it was initially hoped he would recover after treatment to play in the Vodafone Warriors’ Women in League match against North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, July 01 (4.00pm kick-off).<br /> <br /> However, team doctor John Mayhew today confirmed Vatuvei would now need an operation.<br /> He said Vatuvei had meniscal tears to the medial and lateral ligaments in his left knee. He has been booked in for surgery tomorrow and is expected to be out for three to four weeks, leaving him in line to return for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round encounter with Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, July 21 (7.30pm kick-off).<br /> Until last Saturday night, Vatuvei had played each of the club’s first 13 matches, scoring seven tries to leave him just three short of becoming the first Vodafone Warriors player to score 100 NRL tries.<br /> ----------



Knee surgery to sideline Vatuvei for three weeks

Updated Jun 23, 2012
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Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

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Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.
The 26-year-old suffered the injury during his two-try performance in the club’s 30-16 win against Penrith on June 11.

While he had to withdraw from the side for Saturday night’s match against Cronulla it was initially hoped he would recover after treatment to play in the Vodafone Warriors’ Women in League match against North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, July 01 (4.00pm kick-off).

However, team doctor John Mayhew today confirmed Vatuvei would now need an operation.
He said Vatuvei had meniscal tears to the medial and lateral ligaments in his left knee. He has been booked in for surgery tomorrow and is expected to be out for three to four weeks, leaving him in line to return for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round encounter with Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, July 21 (7.30pm kick-off).
Until last Saturday night, Vatuvei had played each of the club’s first 13 matches, scoring seven tries to leave him just three short of becoming the first Vodafone Warriors player to score 100 NRL tries.
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