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Joey Leilua cleared to return to training

Post by 1992 » May 8, 2019, 6:57 pm

Say it ain't so. Bulging disc. Canberra seeking second opinion.

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James Hooper reports on NRL 360 that Joey Leilua has been diagnosed with a bulging disc and may need to have season ending surgery. The Canberra Raiders are seeking a second opinion before a decision is taken on how to proceed.

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Post by Brew » May 8, 2019, 6:58 pm

Bloody hell...


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Post by Sid » May 8, 2019, 6:58 pm

God I hope not
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Joey Leilua out for the year?

Post by gangrenous » May 8, 2019, 7:01 pm

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Oh man, it was kinda subtle...
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Post by raiderskater » May 8, 2019, 7:16 pm

Oh, hell no! This would be awful! Not least for poor Joey who was going really well.
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Post by Danaman137 » May 8, 2019, 7:16 pm

That really sucks. Really thought he’d be getting that blues right centre jersey this year.


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Re: Joey Leilua out for the year?

Post by julian87 » May 8, 2019, 7:20 pm

Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by Danaman137 » May 8, 2019, 7:21 pm

julian87 wrote:Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
Was literally about to post this.


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Post by simo » May 8, 2019, 7:24 pm

julian87 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 7:20 pm
Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
Agreed, but happy for oldy to have first crack
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Post by Northern Raider » May 8, 2019, 7:25 pm

julian87 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 7:20 pm
Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
Agree. Best time to move Cotric in. Have both Simonssen and Oldy who can cover wing.
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Post by bonehead » May 8, 2019, 7:29 pm

interesting he goes from beast to out for the season
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Post by edwahu » May 8, 2019, 7:32 pm

That's terrible for BJ and the club. He was playing great footy.

Why do we have such bad luck with injuries as soon as we get the mental side right?

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Post by Wiki Special » May 8, 2019, 7:46 pm

Horrible if true. He has been outstanding this year.

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Post by -PJ- » May 8, 2019, 7:48 pm

This is no good.

No good at all.
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Post by BadnMean » May 8, 2019, 8:02 pm

Hopefully it won't need the surgery. They normally fix up in 4-6 weeks. Each one is different of course.

Has Cotric played much right side? I'm open to the idea but he's said he's happy as a winger.

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Post by -PJ- » May 8, 2019, 8:02 pm

Tapine, Bateman and now BJ..

We have some super talent sitting out...

Praying that BJs injury doesn't require surgery and he's back playing vsoon..
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Post by Danaman137 » May 8, 2019, 8:02 pm

BadnMean wrote:Hopefully it won't need the surgery. They normally fix up in 4-6 weeks. Each one is different of course.

Has Cotric played much right side? I'm open to the idea but he's said he's happy as a winger.
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Post by dubby » May 8, 2019, 8:06 pm

Bulging discs can be brutal.

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Post by edwahu » May 8, 2019, 8:07 pm

Given Bateman is also out I'd see how Oldfield defends over the next 3 weeks before moving Cotric infield.

I'd also look at Santini or Rennie for that last spot in the squad.

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Post by -PJ- » May 8, 2019, 8:12 pm

Can I ask how this happened ?

He just woke up with a sore neck ?

Did he cop a collision the the lead up to the Penrith game ?

Fill me in please..
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Post by BadnMean » May 8, 2019, 8:27 pm

Danaman137 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:02 pm
BadnMean wrote:Hopefully it won't need the surgery. They normally fix up in 4-6 weeks. Each one is different of course.

Has Cotric played much right side? I'm open to the idea but he's said he's happy as a winger.
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Thanks. Then if he wants to move, now is the time. Simmonsen or Oldie to the other wing.

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Post by Northern Raider » May 8, 2019, 8:35 pm

BadnMean wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:27 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:02 pm
BadnMean wrote:Hopefully it won't need the surgery. They normally fix up in 4-6 weeks. Each one is different of course.

Has Cotric played much right side? I'm open to the idea but he's said he's happy as a winger.
Played most of his juniors as a right centre


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Thanks. Then if he wants to move, now is the time. Simmonsen or Oldie to the other wing.
When he first cracked the NRL squad many questioned if he could adjust from right centre to left win.
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Post by Coastalraider » May 8, 2019, 8:48 pm

Danaman137 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 7:21 pm
julian87 wrote:Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
Was literally about to post this.


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From what I’ve seen of him in firsts (didn’t see much of him in NYL) I don’t think Cotric had the hands yet to maximise Rapana. Oldfield should be a solid filler, simple game player, give service to raps.

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Post by Raidersteve » May 8, 2019, 8:50 pm

-PJ- wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:12 pm
Can I ask how this happened ?

He just woke up with a sore neck ?

Did he cop a collision the the lead up to the Penrith game ?

Fill me in please..
Didn't Sticky say he had a bit of tightness all week but was planning to play but come game day he woke up and was feeling worse.
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Post by edwahu » May 8, 2019, 8:54 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:48 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 7:21 pm
julian87 wrote:Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
Was literally about to post this.


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From what I’ve seen of him in firsts (didn’t see much of him in NYL) I don’t think Cotric had the hands yet to maximise Rapana. Oldfield should be a solid filler, simple game player, give service to raps.
Oldfield has no real passing game I have seen.

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Post by pacman » May 8, 2019, 8:58 pm

Going to assume that this is a pretty severe case as I haven't heard of surgery being common for bulging discs. I had one 5 years ago and that option wasn't even discussed (had a heap of physio instead).

Never the less, terrible news when he was really hitting some form and didn't have a brain snap for a while!

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Post by PigRickman » May 8, 2019, 9:10 pm

julian87 wrote:
May 8, 2019, 7:20 pm
Devastating if true.

If it is true I reckon season long we should consider Cotric to right centre with BS left wing.
Yeah chalk me down for another who thinks this.
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Post by 1992 » May 8, 2019, 9:36 pm

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Post by Ilanraiders » May 8, 2019, 9:44 pm

Devastating alright!!!
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Post by Ilanraiders » May 8, 2019, 9:45 pm

Whitehead or Wighton to Centre? Or Bateman when he’s back!!!
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Post by Organised Chaos » May 8, 2019, 10:03 pm

Cotric to BJ’s centre position, played plenty there in lower grades and his step and natural run favours that side. Simonson or Oldie take Cotric wing, I’m leaning towards Simonson tbh.


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Post by Lucky » May 8, 2019, 10:05 pm

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Post by gergreg » May 8, 2019, 10:12 pm

-PJ- wrote:Can I ask how this happened ?

He just woke up with a sore neck ?

Did he cop a collision the the lead up to the Penrith game ?

Fill me in please..
If in doubt chalk it down as a Classic Storm Crusher/grapple/Can opener move a few weeks back.

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Post by zim » May 8, 2019, 11:21 pm

pacman wrote:
May 8, 2019, 8:58 pm
Going to assume that this is a pretty severe case as I haven't heard of surgery being common for bulging discs. I had one 5 years ago and that option wasn't even discussed (had a heap of physio instead).

Never the less, terrible news when he was really hitting some form and didn't have a brain snap for a while!
I had one 2 years ago and the first option on the table from the doc was surgery. Needless to say I got a second opinion and went the physio route.
Sometimes you just get an idiot doctor.

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Post by Dusty » May 9, 2019, 4:41 am

If he’s out long term I think moving Cotric there would be a good move


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