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.
“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.