PANTHERS RACE FITNESS CLOCK
PENRITH face a double injury blow with winger Brian To‘o and forward Tevita Pangai in doubt for the NRL grand final against South Sydney on Sunday.
To‘o was in a jovial mood on Monday when he arrived at Penrith’s grand final media session in a wheelchair with his left ankle heavily strapped and in a brace.
The winger, who returned to play against Melbourne after he was ruled out of the Parramatta clash in week two of the finals, said he wasn’t sure if he would be fit enough to play on Sunday.
To‘o said his ankle had swelled up after a gruelling encounter with Melbourne in the preliminary final.
“It‘s the same ankle I had surgery on … I’m just trying to get rid of the pain,” he said. “After the game it was pretty sore but hopefully I will be all right.”
Pangai meanwhile was spotted at Penrith‘s base at Twin Waters in the Sunshine Coast sporting a heavily strapped leg and wearing a knee brace.
Panthers coaching staff have not ruled out the prop as they wait on scans on a medial knee injury.
Prop Moses Leota said he would be fit to play after missing the Storm game.