After he was forced off the field after just 14 minutes, courtesy of a heavy hit from Eels winger, Etu Uaisele, Vatuvei underwent scans yesterday, and they confirmed the worse.
“The scans confirmed our initial assessment,” said WarriorsÂ doctor John Mayhew.
“Surgery isn’t required and it should be possible for Manu to return in about eight weeks.”
Despite the setback, Manu is remaining upbeat about the whole situation.
“I’m down on myself, but that’s how it goes in this game sometimes. There’s nothing I can do about it.
“I just have to look after the injury and hopefully come back stronger. In the meantime, I’ll be there doing the best I can to support the boys.”