His side might have been completely blown off the park by Melbourne on Anzac Day – but you can’t doubt the toughness of Warriors playmaker Chanel Harris-Tavita.
Following their 70-10 defeat at the hands of the Storm, the club have confirmed on Friday morning that Harris-Tavita will miss the next month after undergoing surgery for a ruptured testicle.
The injury occurred in the 34th minute of the clash, meaning Harris-Tavita played on for over half the game with the freakish and painful injury.
Harris-Tavita was struck down low via some friendly fire from teammate Josh Curran, who is also set to miss the next four weeks with a knee injury.
We’ve got the toughest effort of 2022 – Chanel Harris Tavita played 45 minutes after rupturing his testicle in this tackle. Has since required surgery, will require 3-4 weeks recovery. Pain obviously off the charts – thankfully early treatment = minimal risk of complications pic.twitter.com/Oy9peolhme
— NRL PHYSIO (@nrlphysio) April 28, 2022
The 23-year-old five-eighth will be added to a growing list of Warriors’ halves who are unavailable, with both Kodi Nikorima (COVID) and Ash Taylor (hip) sidelined.
Harris-Tavita’s injury may open the door for new recruit Daejarn Asi, who signed with the Warriors earlier this week in an immediate move from the Cowboys.
Nathan Brown’s side will take on Canberra on Saturday afternoon in Redcliffe.