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The Panthers are sweating on the fitness of front-rowers James Fisher-Harris, Tevita Pangai Junior and Moses Leota as they zero in on next Sunday's NRL grand final against the Rabbitohs.

Penrith were without Leota for their 10-6 preliminary final win over Melbourne yesterday, before Fisher-Harris and Pangai Jr joined the club's injury list during the Panthers' lightning-quick and brutal grand final qualifier clash with the Storm.

As Leota battles a calf injury during the lead-up to the decider, Fisher-Harris and Pangai Jr are dealing with knee injuries.

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Penrith front-rower James Fisher-Harris carries the ball during the Panthers' preliminary final win over the Storm. (NRL Imagery)

Bench hooker Mitch Kenny is also under an injury cloud, having suffered an ankle injury during the Panthers' semi-final and missing the preliminary final.

Penrith co-captain Isaah Yeo was asked about the camp's fitness on Nine's NRL Sunday Footy Show.

"They all did medicals this morning. We've had a few hobbling around every week, so you sort of wait until tomorrow to figure out what's going on," Yeo said.

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Panthers front-rower Tevita Pangai junior injured on the ground during Penrith's preliminary final win over Melbourne. (NRL Imagery)

"To me it looked like a medial (for Pangai Jr), Moses another one and then 'Fish' not quite sure either.

"We've had injuries pretty much since Origin, to be fair. We've dealt with it really well.

"It's obviously been a little bit different to last season. Last year it seemed like it was smooth sailing right throughout the year, whereas we've had to face a little bit more adversity with that kind of stuff this year.

"Whatever happens we'll name 17 players that I'm sure are able to do the job on the weekend."

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