January 25, 2022

‘Hardest thing I’ve ever been through’: Andrew Fifita out of five-day induced coma

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Andrew Fifita is out of a five-day induced coma and has revealed how scary the ordeal was after having his larynx smashed in Cronulla’s match against Newcastle two weeks ago.

The veteran prop is now just recovering in a Brisbane hospital.

“I’ve been through a lot of trauma,’’ Fifita told The Daily Telegraph.

“I’ve felt scared. I’ve been an athlete at the highest level, but now I have to rebuild myself.

“I have learned how to talk again, walk again, but I can only walk 20 metres down the hallway because they’re (nurses) worried I’ll collapse.

“It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever been through, to place this stress and pressure on Nikki and the kids, I feel like I’m a failure.

“I only brought the kids here (hospital) for the first time on Sunday because I don’t want them to see me like this. It’s too scary for them.

“They were here and I sat on a chair and just cried, telling them, “It’s okay guys, it’s Dad, I’m okay.’’

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