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Fitzgibbon (fractured thumb) and Hegarty (bruised hip/ribs) did not require X-rays on their injuries and will train Tuesday morning at Wentworth Park in a closed session.
"Both trained lightly in our rehab session yesterday and both are much better than we first thought," Roosters football manager Brian Canavan said.
"Shannon particularly was quite good - we were pleasantly surprised.
"Fitzy has a small fracture and he's not particularly worried about it."
"It'll be semi-serious but it will be a run," said Canavan.
Meanwhile, Sydney coach Ricky Stuart ruled out making unforced changes to the grand final squad he names on today as the Roosters attempt to win back-to-back premierships for the first time since Brisbane in 1992-93.
Stuart started with seven forwards in the preliminary final against the Bulldogs on Saturday night, leaving halfback Brett Finch on the bench for the opening minutes.