18 Apr 2009

Vatuvei hoping to play with knee jnjury

9:21 am on 18 April 2009

Two of the Warriors' key players, Steve Price and Manu Vatuvei, are making a welcome return for Sunday afternoon's National Rugby league home match against the Sydney Roosters

The side's inspirational captain has been out of action for two weeks with a throat injury and the big winger Vatuvei for three with a knee ligament problem he's hoping to handle without surgery.

Vatuvei says he felt as if he could have played in Newcastle last week but didn't want to lert down his team-mates by coming back too quickly and aggravating the injury.