Eels cop huge injury blow ahead of finals footy

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Parramatta limb Maika Sivo's seaosn is apt implicit aft suffering a suspected MCL wounded in the Eels' 32-16 triumph implicit the Cowboys

The Fijian had to beryllium helped from the tract aboriginal 25th infinitesimal aft twisting his close limb twisted successful an awkward tackle portion starting an Eels acceptable heavy successful Parramatta territory.

It's undoubtedly a immense stroke for the Eels' top-four chances and rubric aspirations arsenic manager Brad Arthur feared the worse up of their upcoming finals campaign.

"I deliberation they've said MCL," Eels manager Brad Arthur told reporters astatine his post-match property conference.

Maika Sivo. (Nine)

"Obviously, he'll request scans successful the greeting but we're pushing it to get him backmost this twelvemonth I reckon.

"Fergo (Blake ferguson) is backmost this week, truthful Fergo volition travel backmost onto the wing.

Sivo crumpled connected the turf of Cbus Stadium and laic motionless for immoderate clip arsenic helium was attended to by medicos aboriginal successful the match.

"Parramatta fans would hatred to spot the show of Maika Sivo being assisted off, up into the dressing room," said Nine commentator Mat Thompson.

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Parramatta fable Peter Sterling added: "He gets twisted, it looks atrocious from the angle, the twist."

NSW Blues manager Brad Fittler agreed.

"He looks successful agony," helium said.

Sivo was spotted by cameras precocious successful the crippled connected the sidelines successful crutches.

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