Graham joins teammate's hit list
Recently re-signed Shark Wade Graham says he will be fine to take his place in the back-row for this weekend's clash against the Newcastle Knights despite picking up a nasty knock to his left leg during his side's gritty 20-6 win over Parramatta.
Graham copped some friendly fire from teammate Ricky Leutele two minutes before half-time and stayed down in considerable pain before he was given the all clear to continue.
The 26-year-old trained with the main group on Tuesday morning and didn't appear to be any discomfort with his left leg lightly strapped below the knee.
Graham revealed he wasn't the first member of Cronulla's premiership-winning left edge to be taken out by centre Ricky Leutele, and warned James Maloney that he could be next.
"Ricky Leutele was swinging around at the same time so that's footy. Thankfully nothing serious came of it and I can keep playing," Graham said after training.
"Rick took 'Fek' (winger Sosaia Feki) out and that's why Fek's had a bung knee. He took him out in the pre-season in the same sort of incident. We're going to have to sit him down and have a chat with him because he's gone in for Feki and now me; Jimmy might be on the radar next.
"There's nothing too serious there. It was one of those awkward things that happens on the field but luckily I came away from it not too bad so I'll just build it up this week and I'll be right for the game on Saturday.
"The way that my leg hyper-extended and then got hit at the back, it was probably lucky it didn't get hit side-on or another way otherwise it could've been pretty bad.
"It's just one of those things that happens where your leg gets put into an awkward position."