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Knee slows Fa'asuamaleaui's pre-season

A couple of minor injuries have surfaced at the end of pre-season week four, but Titans High Performance Manager Klint Hoare says they are nothing for fans to worry about.

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui has picked up a knee injury that will keep him off the field for a couple of weeks.

"Tino has unfortunately picked up a high grade 1 MCL injury in an accidental collision this week and will spend the next fortnight in a brace," Hoare said.

"He'll be performing modified off feet conditioning training prior to Christmas with an expected return to full training in the second week of January."

Another Titans forward, Jaimin Jolliffe, is spending time in the rehab group as he recovers from a hamstring strain.

"Jaimin is continuing to perform off-feet conditioning and he will commence his return to run program next week as he recovers from a bicep femoris hamstring strain," Hoare said.

Three Titans are edging closer to a return, with Jojo Fifita, Paul Turner and Aaron Booth all progressing well.

"Jojo Fifita continues to integrate within contact football drills and tackle tech as he makes his return from the left shoulder operation in 2021," Hoare said.

"Paul Turner also has transitioned back into controlled tackle tech and field drills however this is modified with running volume due to a calve injury sustained week one.

"Aaron Booth has had successful surgery to repair an old meniscus injury and will return to running the week prior to Christmas.

"The time away will not affect his return from shoulder reconstruction surgery and we anticipate he will return to play for the first trial in February."