Fifita, Morris off injured

Out: Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has a wrist injury and will miss another six weeks of footy. Picture: Mark Nolan, Getty Images

CRONULLA’S wretched season with injuries continues with news prop Andrew Fifita and John Morris will be missing for extended periods.

Fifita, who was recovering from an ankle injury he suffered six weeks ago, was poised to return when they tackle Manly at 7.30pm on Saturday at Remondis Stadium, Woolooware.

But a training accident saw Fifita injury his wrist so his arm needs to be in a cast for six weeks.

Hooker John Morris has a bulging neck disc and may not play again this season.

The injury could bring forward an early retirement, as Morris was believed to be playing in his final season anyway.

Todd Carney is back at five-eighth recovering from his torn hamstring and Jeff Robson returns at No. 7.

In other news, Canterbury captain Michael Ennis has signed with the Sharks for two years.

As reported in the Leader two weeks ago, Ennis was poised to sign with the Sharks. He lives in the shire.

Cronulla and Manly are also playing for the Steve Rogers Trophy named in honour of the late and great centre who was a champion player, captain for the club and who also served as a football manager and chief executive.

Rogers played in the club’s first grand final. They lost the 1973 match against Manly 10-7.

Five years later in 1978, the Sharks and Sea Eagles played a thrilling 11-11 draw at the SCG in the grand final.

Four days later on the Tuesday Manly won 16-0.

Rogers played in all three clashes against Manly.

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