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Fifita's broken leg fears eased

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/02/2017
Vaea Fifita of the Hurricanes reacts after fumbling the ball during the round five Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Kings at Westpac Stadium © Hagen Hopkins/GETTY IMAGES Vaea Fifita of the Hurricanes reacts after fumbling the ball during the round five Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Kings at Westpac Stadium

Fears Hurricanes lock Vaea Fifita suffered a broken leg at the Global Tens rugby tournament have eased, although his immediate Super Rugby future remains in doubt.

Fifita was stretchered off after he fell during a lineout in the Hurricanes 17-7 semi-final loss to the Crusaders.

The Hurricanes confirmed via Twitter on Monday that the 24-year-old Tonga-born forward had been cleared of serious damage.

"Good news. Vaea Fifita's leg is NOT broken. Vaea has ankle ligament damage that will be assessed further in coming days."

The Chiefs, who won the inaugural title in beating the Crusaders 12-5, haven't fared so well, prop Mitchell Graham returning home with a broken leg while half-back Brad Weber has a serious knee injury.

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