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jak

Bench
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Have just now ordered both volumes , I am a prolific reader , usually of adventure novels by Wilbur Smith , James Clavell , throw in Ancient Rome or Egypt and I am a contented man .

A change of fare is long overdue , so rugby league and the stories of the Dragons that truly breathed fire will be be interesting reading.
and a book for your ethel on how to mow a lawn properly.
 

twinkletoes

Juniors
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718
We might be looking for another recruit soon as I see Corey Ramsay has been in hospital for. 2 weeks with a quite serious immune system disease which the article I read indicated could threaten his immediate football career…we certainly need some good news soon
 

blacksafake

First Grade
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7,350
We might be looking for another recruit soon as I see Corey Ramsay has been in hospital for. 2 weeks with a quite serious immune system disease which the article I read indicated could threaten his immediate football career…we certainly need some good news soon
Where did you read this
 

Drakon

Juniors
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1,179
We might be looking for another recruit soon as I see Corey Ramsay has been in hospital for. 2 weeks with a quite serious immune system disease which the article I read indicated could threaten his immediate football career…we certainly need some good news soon
It's in the Telegraph but behind a paywall.

 

thebigredv

Bench
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4,370
We might be looking for another recruit soon as I see Corey Ramsay has been in hospital for. 2 weeks with a quite serious immune system disease which the article I read indicated could threaten his immediate football career…we certainly need some good news soon
Shocking if true. We need him badly.

Tesi niu is available and could cover nicely.
 

possm

Coach
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14,875
Surely, our recruitment staff are not useless as to be unable to land a decent forward even with Sims and all the deadwood we have let go. There has to be an answer to this puzzle.

What if the answer is to front-end a heap of players' salaries and then go out into the market for 2024 big time to ensure darling Dean Young will kick-off his coaching career with some success.
 
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SnowDragon

Juniors
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576
Monday Buzz: Dragons star Cody Ramsey fighting to save NRL career after shock diagnosis
One of the Dragons’ brightest stars has been struck down by a potential life-threatening illness. Inside Cody Ramsey’s battle to save his NRL career.

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November 27, 2022 - 6:00PM
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St George Illawarra fullback Cody Ramsey is laid up in hospital and fighting to save his immediate footy career.

The Dragons star has spent the past two weeks in Wollongong hospital battling an illness called ulcerative colitis, which causes inflammation and ulcers on the bowel and digestive tract that may require surgery and long-term treatment.

It is a disease most often caused by an immune system malfunction that can lead to life-threatening complications.

After returning to club training two weeks ago, Ramsey had to be admitted to hospital. He was in dreadful pain after a long-distance run.

“Cody thought it was just a bug and ran his nine-and-a-half kilometres,” said his mum, Kim. “That’s where it all unravelled. His immune system was fighting something it couldn’t fix.

“The doctor originally said he might need surgery and it could end his footy career.

Cody Ramsey is fighting to save his NRL career after a shock diagnosis. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty
Cody Ramsey is fighting to save his NRL career after a shock diagnosis. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty
“I’ve never seen him so sick and in so much pain.

“Fortunately, he’s progressing now and we’re hopeful he’ll be OK to play again next season.

“He’s a tough cookie and he’ll hopefully be back in the new year”

Still, according to Kim, Ramsey faces another two weeks in hospital.

It’s a bugger of a thing to happen in what is a huge off-season for the youngster.

The 22-year-old managed to lock down fullback last season but has the exciting Tyrell Sloan on his tail for the No.1 jumper.

He knows he needs to be fit, strong and playing good footy.

Obviously his health and wellbeing are all that matter right now.

His specialists are using a drug called Infliximab via intravenous injection while he is in hospital.

It’s a government-funded drug that costs $12,000 per injection.

Cody Ramsey scored two tries on debut in 2020. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Cody Ramsey scored two tries on debut in 2020. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Cody Ramsey locked down the fullback position last season. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty
Cody Ramsey locked down the fullback position last season. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty
Each dose takes two-hours to inject.

The Dragons’ club doctor Thomas Carrigan has been monitoring his situation.

“Cody is being treated with immunotherapy for an inflammatory bowel condition,” he said. “He is responding well and with support from the medical team and coaching staff will hopefully make a swift recovery.”

There is a lovely human side to this story around his coach Anthony Griffin.

Read on and you’ll get an understanding why rumours that he had lost the dressing shed are off the money. In fact, way off.

“You know what, that man is one in a million,” Kim said of Griffin.

“He has rung me every single day. He has texted Cody every single day.

“He has gone to his ward to visit him at the hospital a couple of times.

Dragons coach Anthony Griffin has been in close contact with Ramsey and his family. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Dragons coach Anthony Griffin has been in close contact with Ramsey and his family. Picture: Matt King/Getty
“He cares so much for all of his players and he’s treated Cody like a son. I can’t thank him enough. When he rings he’s never in a rush. Honestly, he’s the nicest man.”

For the Ramsey family it has been a horrible few weeks, not just with Cody’s illness.

Kim and her husband own a pub, the Freemasons Hotel, in the central-west country town of Molong, which was wiped out in floods.

Kim has had to leave town and the clean-up operation to be with Cody in Wollongong. She shares shifts with his dad Jamie at the hospital.

“I’m cooking his meals and taking them up to the hospital because he’s got special dietary requirements,’’ Kim said. “Lots of healthy food.

“We’re hoping he’ll be out in a couple of weeks as long as everything goes well. Footy’s important but as long as I’ve got a healthy boy ... family is everything.”
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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Monday Buzz: Dragons star Cody Ramsey fighting to save NRL career after shock diagnosis
One of the Dragons’ brightest stars has been struck down by a potential life-threatening illness. Inside Cody Ramsey’s battle to save his NRL career.

Phil Rothfield
Phil Rothfield
Follow
@BuzzRothfield
2 min read
November 27, 2022 - 6:00PM
News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom
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00:39
McCullough announces his retirement from the NRL
NRL: Dragons hooker Andrew McCullough has called time on a stellar 309 career games.
NRL
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St George Illawarra fullback Cody Ramsey is laid up in hospital and fighting to save his immediate footy career.

The Dragons star has spent the past two weeks in Wollongong hospital battling an illness called ulcerative colitis, which causes inflammation and ulcers on the bowel and digestive tract that may require surgery and long-term treatment.

It is a disease most often caused by an immune system malfunction that can lead to life-threatening complications.

After returning to club training two weeks ago, Ramsey had to be admitted to hospital. He was in dreadful pain after a long-distance run.

“Cody thought it was just a bug and ran his nine-and-a-half kilometres,” said his mum, Kim. “That’s where it all unravelled. His immune system was fighting something it couldn’t fix.

“The doctor originally said he might need surgery and it could end his footy career.

Cody Ramsey is fighting to save his NRL career after a shock diagnosis. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty
Cody Ramsey is fighting to save his NRL career after a shock diagnosis. Picture: Jason McCawley/Getty
“I’ve never seen him so sick and in so much pain.

“Fortunately, he’s progressing now and we’re hopeful he’ll be OK to play again next season.

“He’s a tough cookie and he’ll hopefully be back in the new year”

Still, according to Kim, Ramsey faces another two weeks in hospital.

It’s a bugger of a thing to happen in what is a huge off-season for the youngster.

The 22-year-old managed to lock down fullback last season but has the exciting Tyrell Sloan on his tail for the No.1 jumper.

He knows he needs to be fit, strong and playing good footy.

Obviously his health and wellbeing are all that matter right now.

His specialists are using a drug called Infliximab via intravenous injection while he is in hospital.

It’s a government-funded drug that costs $12,000 per injection.

Cody Ramsey scored two tries on debut in 2020. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Cody Ramsey scored two tries on debut in 2020. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Cody Ramsey locked down the fullback position last season. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty
Cody Ramsey locked down the fullback position last season. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty
Each dose takes two-hours to inject.

The Dragons’ club doctor Thomas Carrigan has been monitoring his situation.

“Cody is being treated with immunotherapy for an inflammatory bowel condition,” he said. “He is responding well and with support from the medical team and coaching staff will hopefully make a swift recovery.”

There is a lovely human side to this story around his coach Anthony Griffin.

Read on and you’ll get an understanding why rumours that he had lost the dressing shed are off the money. In fact, way off.

“You know what, that man is one in a million,” Kim said of Griffin.

“He has rung me every single day. He has texted Cody every single day.

“He has gone to his ward to visit him at the hospital a couple of times.

Dragons coach Anthony Griffin has been in close contact with Ramsey and his family. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Dragons coach Anthony Griffin has been in close contact with Ramsey and his family. Picture: Matt King/Getty
“He cares so much for all of his players and he’s treated Cody like a son. I can’t thank him enough. When he rings he’s never in a rush. Honestly, he’s the nicest man.”

For the Ramsey family it has been a horrible few weeks, not just with Cody’s illness.

Kim and her husband own a pub, the Freemasons Hotel, in the central-west country town of Molong, which was wiped out in floods.

Kim has had to leave town and the clean-up operation to be with Cody in Wollongong. She shares shifts with his dad Jamie at the hospital.

“I’m cooking his meals and taking them up to the hospital because he’s got special dietary requirements,’’ Kim said. “Lots of healthy food.

“We’re hoping he’ll be out in a couple of weeks as long as everything goes well. Footy’s important but as long as I’ve got a healthy boy ... family is everything.”
As Cody's mum Kim said, "footy is important but family is everything particularly having a healthy boy". All the best Cody for a steady recovery and good luck to your Mum and Dad with their pub in Molong.

Good on you Hook for your caring of Cody. Let us all hope that Cody will overcome his illness without any set backs and makes a full recovery. By the looks of things, he will need building up again and be on a special diet.
 

jeffdragon

Bench
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As Cody's mum Kim said, "footy is important but family is everything particularly having a healthy boy". All the best Cody for a steady recovery and good luck to your Mum and Dad with their pub in Molong.

Good on you Hook for your caring of Cody. Let us all hope that Cody will overcome his illness without any set backs and makes a full recovery. By the looks of things, he will need building up again and be on a special diet.Footy
Cody's health more important than any game of footy.
Wish him all the best
Gives Sloan a chance to show what he can do,wouldn't of wanted it that way but might give him a chance to prove himself
 

denis preston

First Grade
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Webby,S latest love letter claims 3 players required to make up the 30 and they are looking at the ‘ player movement’ over the next 3 months. Also mentions that Martin Newman is a new board member. Is he of Newmans motors ?
 

Auntie.Gerald

First Grade
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5,392
i know teo people in my life who have encountered the same challenges as Cody.

Not an easy recovery to be honest

18 months for one person

3 years and ongoing management for the other

I wish him all the best as both friends lost a tonne of weight and muscle mass as well as very very sick alot of the time..........could eat much and buckled over alot of the time
 

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