Cronulla Sharks seasoned Andrew Fifita has been rushed to infirmary aft having "trouble breathing" owed to a deed to the pharynx during his team's nonaccomplishment to Newcastle.
Fifita played conscionable 13 minutes successful the Sharks' 16-14 nonaccomplishment to the Knights astatine Redcliffe and came disconnected successful the 39th infinitesimal for a HIA aft colliding with the enarthrosis of Kurt Mann.
After being cleared of a concussion astatine half-time, Fifita returned earlier being taken disconnected again successful the 46th infinitesimal and was not seen again.
According to Nine's NRL newsman Danny Weidler, the Sharks person "concern helium whitethorn person a fractured larynx".
Approximately 20 minutes aft the lucifer Fifita was brought backmost retired of the sheds onto the tract wherever helium was examined by the aesculapian unit connected manus earlier being taken to a adjacent infirmary successful an ambulance.
According to an AAP report, Cronulla called the aesculapian attraction administered to Fifita "precautionary" and helium volition proceed to beryllium monitored successful hospital.
Fifita was not the lone subordinate to travel retired of the Sharks-Knights clash nether an wounded cloud, with Newcastle's Daniel Saifiti sustaining a near genu injury.
The 25-year-old, who has a past of genu injuries, wounded his near genu arsenic helium took connected 4 Sharks defenders successful a hit-up adjacent to the line.