Tuiaki takes next important step in recovery

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In a positive sign for Wests Tigers, winger Taniela Tuiaki has been given the green light to take the next important step in his recovery.

Tuiaki will now start running without assistance as he attempts to overcome a shocking ankle injury.

The powerhouse winger has been sidelined since suffering the broken ankle in round 21 last year. He has been working very hard under the eye of Wests Tigers Rehabilitation Manager Andrew Leeds.

“Taniela was advised on Monday by the specialist to bump up the load of his running. We will see how he responds to that over the next month,’’ Leeds said.

“He has been running in a harness which is partial weight bearing. We are now going to see how he tolerates full weight bearing running.”

Leeds confirmed that a return date or round for Tuiaki remains indefinite.

[Source](http://www.weststigers.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=26329)
 
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