He said: “The club didn’t want to take a risk and maybe have to get surgery half way through the season, and then I’d miss 10 or 12 games. This way I’m hoping to only miss the two games and be back.
“It is frustrating, but it’s a blessing in disguise for me.
“It got worse during the France game, and then I played against Fiji, and I don’t think that was good for the ankle. At the time, it was a good opportunity for Samoa to make the semi-final and top four in the world. Looking back, I shouldn’t have played, but that’s footy.”
Masoe added: “I’m not the fittest player but I’ll give it my all when I get on the field. Like any player, you like to get on there and rip in.
“I’m a player that loves to play off the fans, I just want to run harder and run faster and tackle harder.
“I’m always smiling so the other fans probably won’t like me. Hopefully they will like me.”