Fifita to undergo surgery for fractured larynx

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Sharks guardant Andrew Fifita volition acquisition country time after helium was placed successful an induced coma owed to a fractured larynx.

Fifita was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital past night aft helium complained of occupation breathing pursuing the Sharks' nonaccomplishment to the Knights successful Redcliffe.

He was subsequently placed successful an induced coma to assistance with breathing, made much hard owed to terrible swelling of the larynx.

Speaking connected Nine's 100% Footy, person and erstwhile Sharks teammate Paul Gallen revealed Fifita volition acquisition country time successful Queensland.

Andrew Fifita (Getty)

"He volition person country tomorrow," Gallen said.

"I'm not precisely definite what's going to hap successful surgery, I've heard immoderate benignant of sheet gets enactment in. But helium volition person country tomorrow."

It's not instantly wide erstwhile Fifita suffered the injury, however, the NRL is assessing whether an innocuous second-half hit-up with Knights guardant David Klemmer caused the injury.

Sydney Morning Herald newsman Michael Chammas revealed determination were fears for Fifita's beingness arsenic his information deteriorated soon aft full-time.

"There were fears for his beingness yesterday which is wherefore helium was rushed consecutive to infirmary and placed successful an induced coma," Chammas told Nine's 100% Footy.

Fifita was rushed to infirmary successful an ambulance aft having occupation breathing successful the sheds (Getty)

"Obviously a truly scary situation…In the sheds aft the game, the panic successful his voice, and radical told maine helium thought helium was going to die, Andrew Fifita. That's however frightened helium was fixed it felt similar helium was going to suffocate."

While nary subordinate has yet been charged implicit Fifita's injury, successful releasing the judiciary charges earlier today, the NRL noted that owed to the lucifer being held astatine a "non-standard venue", each disposable angles of incidents are not disposable to the lucifer reappraisal committee successful the mean timeframe.

That being the case, the judiciary president has allowed an hold until 10am Tuesday for the lucifer reappraisal process to beryllium completed.

It was lone erstwhile Fifita was seen successful the attraction of paramedics connected the sideline aft full-time that it became evident helium was earnestly injured.

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"The Sharks tin pass that Andrew has suffered a laryngeal fracture and is presently successful an induced coma," A Sharks nine connection released contiguous read.

"Andrew is successful a unchangeable condition, with a surgical correction scheduled to instrumentality spot time (Tuesday) afternoon.

"He is receiving the champion imaginable attraction and each going well, it is expected helium volition retrieve successful infirmary for an extended period."

The 32-year-old made his archetypal people debut for Wests Tigers successful 2010, earlier joining the Sharks successful 2012. He scored the match-winning effort successful Cronulla's drought-breaking 2016 expansive last victory, and has besides represented New South Wales, Australia and Tonga.

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