The Warriors are sweating on the fitness of their NRL Player of the Year but Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says he'll do everything he can to be ready to play in Saturday's do-or-die finals clash against Penrith in Sydney.
The Warriors captain limped away from the club's awards night carrying two gongs, having collected the inaugural Simon Mannering Medal and the People's Choice Award, after sustaining an ankle injury late in the second-half of Friday's dramatic 20-16 win over Canberra.
The 25-year-old fullback is due to be reassessed by the club's medical staff on Monday and is expected to be restricted to light duties at training ahead of their sudden-death game against the Panthers at ANZ Stadium.
Retiring club legend Mannering faces a similarly uncomfortable preparation as he works to recover from a sternum injury that forced him from the field less than two minutes into the second-half of his 300th appearance in the victory over the Raiders.
Both players were felled in incidents involving hulking Canberra front-rower Shannon Boyd, who bulldozed into Mannering in the first hit-up of the game before landing on Tuivasa-Sheck's leg in a tackle midway through the last quarter at Mt Smart Stadium.
He might have been struggling to break into a decent stride last night, but Tuivasa-Sheck made it clear he'd be working around the clock to give himself every chance of being right for the club's first finals appearance since 2011.
"It's alright. I'm just icing and resting it and getting the swelling down," said Tuivasa-Sheck.
"I got tackled from behind and big Shannon Boyd squashed it. I think it's not too bad so I should be sweet.
"I'll just do whatever it takes. Firstly I'll go back and see the medical team and they'll let me know what I've got to do next. I'll do everything to try and get on the field."
Injuries have hampered the team throughout the season but coach Stephen Kearney is confident the Warriors will be at full-strength for week one of the playoffs.
Five-eighth Blake Green is ready to return from two weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury and front-rower James Gavet is also expected to slot back in after benefitting from a week's rest due to niggling calf and knee issues.
"We've battled through that all year and every team does," said Kearney.
"We'll monitor [Tuivasa-Sheck and Mannering] closely but my expectation is they'll be ready to play but we'll just see how they go. We'll give them every opportunity to play but just monitor how they pull up.
"Now that we know we're playing on Saturday, we have our week worked out in terms of training, so we'll just keep a close eye on them all."
Injury concerns aside, Tuivasa-Sheck is thrilled to have helped the Warriors returning to the finals and excited to have the opportunity for both he and the Warriors to measure themselves against the players and teams left in the premiership.
Having enjoyed a grand final win with the Sydney Roosters in just his second season in the NRL in 2013, he returned to the playoffs with the Tri-Colours in each of the next two years before joining the Warriors in 2016.
A season-ending ACL injury limited him to just seven games in his first year in Auckland, while his first season as Warriors captain saw the side drop to a disappointing 13th place finish last year.
"To come over here and take the Warriors into the playoffs and to do it back home where I grew up, it's exciting," he said.
"We're going to the playoffs, that's the big time, and you learn a lot from being in that situation, where the pressure and the expectations you have of yourself [are so high].
"I'm excited to go over there and see what we can do."