Yeah they do, which makes it interesting they put him up against the Cows and pulled him for the same niggles vs the Roosters.
You could extrapolate from that the Warriors saw the Cows game as winnable, a must win on their calendar and the Chooks game as a pass...a likely loss.
Otherwise why not pull him from the Cows game to be right for the Chooks?
Very clearly they decided let's risk his back this week so he can dodge the worst game the week after.
The medically sound thing would be to pull him now if you are gonna pull him and play him recovered....not roll the dice and play him with a niggle so you can pull him after the gamble.
If it was about playing with niggles he would be in the 17 again.