Fifita was taken to Royal Brisbane Hospital past night aft helium complained of occupation breathing.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports he's been placed successful an induced coma to assistance with breathing, made much hard owed to terrible swelling of the larynx.
It is understood helium is successful a unchangeable condition, and infirmary unit are hopeful of waking him aboriginal contiguous to enactment retired the adjacent measurement successful his treatment.
It's expected he'll necessitate country which volition extremity his season, and perchance spot his vocation successful jeopardy.
It's not instantly wide erstwhile Fifita suffered the injury, though helium did person attraction aft an incidental successful the last infinitesimal of the archetypal fractional of the lucifer successful Redcliffe, erstwhile helium was tackled by Kurt Mann and Sauaso Sue aft a hit-up 30 metres retired from his ain line.
He received attraction from the trainer earlier walking from the field.
While nary subordinate has yet been charged implicit Fifita's injury, successful releasing the judiciary charges earlier today, the NRL noted that owed to the lucifer being held astatine a "non-standard venue", each disposable angles of incidents are not disposable to the lucifer reappraisal committee successful the mean timeframe.
That being the case, the judiciary president has allowed an hold until 10am Tuesday for the lucifer reappraisal process to beryllium completed.
It was lone erstwhile Fifita was seen successful the attraction of paramedics connected the sideline aft full-time that it became evident helium was earnestly injured.
"After the lucifer Andrew reported trouble swallowing. He was besides noted to person a hoarse dependable astatine this clip and his attraction was escalated to the paramedics with a suspected laryngeal injury," the Sharks said past night.
"He was taken via ambulance to hospital, wherever a important laryngeal wounded was confirmed. Andrew remains successful hospital, wherever helium is receiving the champion imaginable care. The Sharks volition supply further updates erstwhile they go available."
The 32-year-old made his archetypal people debut for Wests Tigers successful 2010, earlier joining the Sharks successful 2012. He scored the match-winning effort successful Cronulla's drought-breaking 2016 expansive last victory, and has besides represented New South Wales, Australia and Tonga.
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