A battered and bruised Warriors side is returning from Sydney today with a couple of injury concerns.

After tackling their way to a 12-6 NRL win over the Panthers in Penrith, the Warriors face a short turnaround this week ahead of Saturday's night match against the Storm at Mt Smart Stadium.

Five-eighth Isaac John will have a scan on his knee today, while wing Bill Tupou is in doubt with a finger injury.

However, this weekend's round could yet see the return of long-absentees Sam Rapira, Jacob Lillyman and Brent Tate.

- NEWSTALK ZB