As stated previously, Nathan Hindmarsh ($367,700 2RF) is having significant problems with his left wrist, an issue he was hoping to rectify after the Four Nations tour of the UK. Unfortunately for Hindmarsh and the Eels the off season wrist reconstruction could be something he deals with for quite some time. “He’s unable to (play) at the moment just because it’s too painful when he collides with people,” Anderson told reporters on Monday. “It’s not going to be something that goes away in two weeks, it’s going to be something he’ll carry through the competition.” The worrying news on Hindmarsh came after back rower Ben Smith ($189,600 CTW/2RF) booked in with a facial specialist on Wednesday to learn the extent of a suspected cheek bone fracture suffered in Saturdays trial against Penrith. Jarryd Hayne -sternum ($228,300 FB/CTW) and also Daniel Mortimer – head gash ($268,000 HLV) have been ruled out of next weeks trial but are considered only precautions. One player coming back into the fray will be Timana Tahu ($120,300 CTW),  who is showing no signs of the hamstring issues that have plagued his past. Anderson will attempt to get as many minutes out of Tahu as possible and is confident he will be back to his representative best.

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