Maguire provides injury update on Benji Marshall

  • Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire said five-eighth Benji Marshall will be assessed overnight for a hamstring injury after failing to finish the game against the Bulldogs on Sunday.

    Marshall left the field in the 64th minute and didn’t return as his side recorded their first loss of the 2019 season, with Maguire providing a limited update on the Kiwi veteran’s potential of lining up for his side’s clash against Penrith next Friday.

    “He had a tight hamstring so we’ll have to have a look at it and see how he goes,” Maguire said post-match in regards to Marshall’s fitness.

    "I’ll have to assess that with the short turnaround this week.

    "It was fairly tight there [for him] towards the end. I just spoke to him then and he said he’s not quite sure, so we’ll go through the things that we need to.

    “Being a short turnaround, we’ll have a focus around what we need to do and I’ll assess the team when we need to.”

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    The injury to Marshall could pave the way for Josh Reynolds to return to the side after the former Origin representative played the last two games for the club’s Canterbury Cup side Western Suburbs Magpies — highlighting the depth of talent Wests Tigers have in the halves this year.

    “That’s part of what makes clubs — you’ve got to have good guys there waiting for their chance to come in,” Maguire said.

    “Full credit to Josh, I know that if he gets his opportunity this week, he’ll be ready to go. He’s been performing well in reserve grade.”

    Wests Tigers will name their 21-man squad to take on the Penrith Panthers on Tuesday at 4:00pm AEDT ahead of their Friday night clash at Panthers Stadium.

  • Lets go Josh.

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