Is it possible that the tragic season ending injury to TNT’s ankle/leg may force him into the forwards in 2010?
From last reports I read, there were concerns from medical staff that his injury was major and that even after successful surgery it may not be enough to allow him to physically return to where he was this year.
If anyone has heard any recent reports on his operation and whether the Tigers are confident that the off season will allow him to heal and be back to his awesome barnstorming best on the wing then it would be appreciated.
If the damage was severe then maybe he will never regain the pace suitable for the wing position and he may need to further bulk up and return to the forwards, where the Tigers appear to be a bit thin in this area.
We seem to have enough wingers on our books in Ryan, Tupou, Daniella, Brown etc so Tuiaki’s injury could see him steaming onto some Gareth Ellis offloads in 2010 but more up the middle than out wide?