Warriors utility Jazz Tevaga is recovering after undergoing surgery for the first time in his career.
The 24-year-old was operated on to clean up an ankle complaint that hadn't naturally healed as well as had been expected over the off-season.
The Toa Samoa representative went under the knife on Monday night in New Zealand and took to Instagram on Tuesday to explain the procedure.
"Firstly thank you to Matt Debenham and his team for operating on my ankle. I had a big screw drilled in through my tibia & my fibular to tighten the joint. Then I had two tight ropes put in & I had some bone spurs shaved off. So a pretty big surgery,'' Tevaga posted.
"This is my first surgery and I must admit I am very nervous to go through this all, not really physically but more so mentally. I'll take a day at a time and I'm doing my best to stay positive.
"I am very grateful to have a very loving support.”
On Tuesday, the Warriors said a timeframe for Tevaga's return was not yet known.