Brisbane forward David Fifita sidelined indefinitely with knee injury

Drew Darbyshire

Brisbane back-rower David Fifita has been ruled out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery.

The 20-year-old has had knee surgery to repair his lateral meniscus – and the Queensland representative’s operation was successful.

A Broncos statement read: “Due to the restrictions on elective surgery imposed by COVID-19, his case was considered by three surgeons and it was agreed that he met the criteria for Category 2 and as such underwent surgery.

“The surgery was successful and David is recovering at home and has commenced rehabilitation.

“We are all looking forward to David returning to full training and playing when this process has been completed.”

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