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The Dolphins’ staff have already taken charge of treatment of the injury of Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow as they await the opportunity to gain a full diagnosis on his foot issue.

Tabuai-Fidow injured his right ankle playing in Samoa’s loss to England to open the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday.

A Dolphins’ physiotherapist has received a preliminary report on the injury from Samoan medical representatives.

Tabuai-Fidow is already in transit back to Australia where he will be seen by a specialist immediately upon his arrival.

Dolphins’ Head of Performance Jeremy Hickmans said ascertaining the severity of the injury could only be done when the player arrived back home.

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“He is yet to have a scan but it is obviously a decent injury as he has been sent home straight away,” said Hickmans.

“But the reality is we won’t know what grade of injury it is until he has a scan and it can be assessed.

“That will be done later this week and then we will immediately start his rehabilitation.”

Former North Queensland Cowboy Tabuai-Fidow signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins just before heading over to the World Cup.

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