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Wade Graham future

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He is now had a few concussions, the concern would be is it too often.
Maybe the club needs to rest him for a month
 

Craigshark

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I’d say the media will be all over it in the coming days. The club probably won’t have any other choice but to. I just hope it’s not the end end with what else has happened with similar incidents recently i.e Jake friend.
 

snout

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His knock tonight was all his own doing.
Front on legs tackle and got his head on the wrong side.
Knees to the head.
 

Mr Angry

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Bpth Dugan and Graham should be rested for a minimum of 1 month, send them away from football, 2 faoled HIA in two weeks. Go on holiday fellas, life is more than football.
 

Chimp

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Wades was all his own fault, but for me, the worrying thing is that even though he had his head in the wrong place, the impact didn’t seem that hard - he seems easily concussed nowadays, which is a bad sign. Not too dissimilar for Dugan too.

What I will also say, we’re not getting cap value out of either of these players either, even on a good day.
 

DJDL

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Wades was all his own fault, but for me, the worrying thing is that even though he had his head in the wrong place, the impact didn’t seem that hard - he seems easily concussed nowadays, which is a bad sign. Not too dissimilar for Dugan too.

What I will also say, we’re not getting cap value out of either of these players either, even on a good day.

That's my concern for him. There didn't look to be too much in the one against the Eels though so I'd hate to think that he's at the point where any slight knock causes problems for him.

I really can't recall him having too many over the years, but who knows? It's only been the past couple of years the spotlight has been on it. Maybe earlier in his career he played on with a few.
 

Marchad

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It has never taken much for Wade to get concussed. He got concussed in a game once when he got a falcon. He is definitely in the high risk category to have CTE.
 

coolumsharkie

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It has never taken much for Wade to get concussed. He got concussed in a game once when he got a falcon. He is definitely in the high risk category to have CTE.

Just looked that up and found this..

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/...ns-sledhead.html?auth=link-dismiss-google1tap

Scary, I can understand why the sport is taking these things seriously. It will probably kill our game off as we know it in the not to distant future, the way things are heading (pardon the pun)
 

taipan

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Comes a time when long term health takes priority.
Leaving it a game or to too late, and who knows the long term results.
He needs a month off and a thorough health check.IMO as a mug layman, another concussion gets him knocking on retirement's door.
I still believe the gang tackling, when defenders get into each others' way at times is a contributor.It's a lot easier to aim for the waist area, avoiding the thundering knees of some mountain man forward.
Or bring back the 5 m not the 10m that now exists.Momentum stuffs.
 

Stake Removed

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Look at quick list of players with concussion
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Friend - retired.
Cordner - still out.
Graham - 2 in 3 weeks.
Dugan - back to back.
Matterson - still out.

That's a quick snapshot there will be more
 

Inferno

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Who says they were concussions?

Failing the in game HIA doesn't automatically mean someone was concussed does it?
 
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