High Performance Update - Rep Round, 2014

Rabbitohs High Performance Manager Troy Thomson updates us on the casualty ward at the Rabbitohs during the representative round in this week's High Performance Update.

Plenty of Rabbitohs will be benefitting from the representative weekend break this week, with Thomson updating us on the progress of Sam Burgess, John Sutton, Thomas Burgess and Apisai Koroisau - all of whom have received attention from the Rabbitohs' High Performance Manager.

"Sam's been carrying a dodgy elbow for the last couple of weeks," said Thomson.

"He had a few loose bodies in and around there so it was really limiting his weights and his preparation each week.

"He went in and got some surgery to get those loose pieces out - with the 14 days between the Broncos and the Titans he'll be right to play there."

Captain John Sutton nearly didn't take the field against the Broncos in round eight and will benefit from the long turn-around to the Titans game.

"Sutto had a really low-grade strain there earlier in the week last week and again looked after it really well," said Thomson.

"The physio's here did a great job to get him up and ready to go. He was touch and go all the way to before warm-up. He got through and didn't aggravate it or make it any worse."

Thomson also cited that Thomas Burgess is now not too far away from a return after a foot injury, Thommo citing the need for him to tick off all the boxes ahead of Thomas' return. Apisai Koroisau was unavailable for selection in the Fiji Test side to take on Samoa this Saturday owing to a shoulder knock - an injury that Thomson is confident will also benefit from a rest.

In the long-term department, Issac Luke and Luke Keary continue to make progress with their injuries.

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