Sea Eagles not risking further injury to their rep star ahead of clash with South Sydney.
Manly Sea Eagles officials said they will not rush representative backrower Glenn Stewart back into their side for this weekend’s blockbuster clash with South Sydney if he was not ready.
The change of heart from the club comes after Glenn’s brother Brett said at training last weekend his sibling should be right to play thanks to the week off due to the representative round.
“Obviously the week off will be good for us,” Stewart said.
“Glenn is training with the team and he is doing everything he can to try and get himself right,” Penna said.
“But at the moment there is no need for us to rush him.
“Being a short week, that is something that might interfere with him coming back.
“Glenn will make a decision and medical staff will let us know but he is not too far away.”
Despite the Sea Eagles winning five of their first six games, Stewart’s imminent return will come as a massive boost for the side, especially in the wake of losing veteran Joe Galuvao for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles.