Wests Tigers physician Donald Kuah is perplexed by discuss Benji Marshall is battling the effects of concussion as the Tigers declared the star five-eighth a certainty to confront South Sydney in Sunday’s NRL clash.
Betting markets for the match at Allianz Stadium have been suspended this week adhering to speculation the playmaker was set to sit out the match after struggling heavy head knocks in successive weeks in opposition to St George Illawarra and Canberra.
But the playmaker educated with the aspect this week and Kuah explained he was unaware of any concussion-form signs and symptoms hindering Marshall’s preparation.
“Except if a thing has altered in the previous 24 hrs that I am not informed of … I’m a bit perplexed by this speak,” Kuah instructed AAP.
“I haven’t been approached and I know my offsider Kevin Bell has not been approached about any difficulties with Benji.”
Kuah was not existing for the Raiders clash, where Marshall was collected large in an awkward tackle by Canberra winger Jack Wighton, but said the submit-match health-related verify unveiled absolutely nothing out of the regular.
“I was not at the (Canberra) game but Kevin was and on our weekly healthcare report there was nothing about concussion or anything like that,” Kuah said.
“Benji was witnessed (by officials) as schedule in the immediately after-match clinic but absolutely nothing came of that.”
Returning winger Lote Tuqiri was also puzzled when questioned on Thursday about Marshall’s availability.
“He educated yesterday and he skilled once more right now … I will not know exactly where you get that from,” mentioned Tuqiri.
“From my level of look at and the team’s position of view … he qualified actually properly and we believe he’s playing.”
Tuqiri is taking part in his very first game of the time immediately after obtaining a wrist reconstruction in December and admits it’s been aggravating sitting down on the sidelines whilst the Tigers claimed victory in just one of 4 online games.
“We haven’t won as a lot of game titles as we would have liked but with any luck , I can make a little bit of a variation. I am going to just go out there on Sunday and do my task and with any luck , that assists,” he stated.
“It truly is a bit early to make conclusions but we’re acquiring into a time when we have to commence placing some wins with each other.
“It truly is not a situation that we have not been in prior to. We know how to get out of it. We are all sticking tight and planning about our jobs and doing the small things.”
Speculation about Marshall comes a day immediately after captain Robbie Farah had a warmed clash with co-host of Tv present NRL On Fox, Matthew Johns, who labelled the Tigers’ efforts in latest weeks as gentle.
The hooker was also asked by Johns if his connection with Marshall was so bad the pair did not chat.
“These rumours often occur up calendar year in, 12 months out, when we have lost a few of game titles and it’s complete bulls..t and it p….s me off and it p….s Benji off,” Farah explained.