How fit was he likely to be on his first game back? See, it's not one thing or the other. You have to account for all the factors. It's not 'shifting the goalposts'. The fact is he had broken bones at the start of pre-season, he hurt his ribs in round three and his ankle somewhere before round seven. It is round 15 and he has only appeared in seven games (four NRL and three ISP). He's missed a lot of football this year on top of having an injury-disrupted pre-season. These are all factors and need to be considered holistically.