When will Cordner be forced into retirement ?

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  1. myrrh ken

    myrrh ken First Grade

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    Probably as many as keary
     
  2. myrrh ken

    myrrh ken First Grade

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    He's got insufficient personality to warrant such an emotive response.

    Most overrated would get closer to the sentiment
     
  3. Tommy Smith

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    Fewer than Sione Mata'utia who might already be a vegetable given the amount of concussions he's had over the years.

    I'm not sure where the media attention and thread is for Sione.

    Also, with the speed of the game being faster than ever thanks to the "6 again lottery", plus footy players being bigger and more powerful than ever, the scenario facing Boyd Cordner will become the norm.

    How many players go off with concussions every round, over 1 per game? These will add up and we'll end up with dozens of players being forced into early retirement.
     
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  4. kdalymc

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    How the hell is he only 28 swore he would be closer to 38
     
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  5. THE CHAMP

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    Matt lodge says hi
     
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  6. Captain Apollo

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    He made his first grade debut at age 19 is why, Round 13 in 2011 against the NZ Warriors.
     
  7. damoocow

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    If they really put the health in front of the career they should have told him to wear head protection.
     
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  8. Chimp

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    Head gear does not provide any protection against concussion, only cuts, bruises etc - concussion is the brain rattling around inside the skull - no headgear can solve this.
     
  9. damoocow

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    Then perhaps the NRL should make every player sign a form agreeing to the fact that they may get concussion and therefore personally accept the risk.
    No sign, no play.
     
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  10. gUt

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    He plays a lot more finals and rep footy than Sione for one thing.
     
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  11. SDM

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    Luke Keary should retire with him, both get concussed from glancing blows, it is hard to watch
     
  12. Babyface O'reilly

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    We’ve seen how useless crash helmets in the NFL have been in protecting players from concussion.
     
  13. Babyface O'reilly

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    I did think that way myself but it doesn’t exactly help the game’s image seeing concussed players continue to play. There’ll be tragic post career stories the media will run with too. It’ll impact junior numbers with mums keeping their kids in soccer, you’d think.
     
  14. hineyrulz

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    Plodner reminds me of Paul Briggs these days.
     
  15. Valheru

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    Well that's not true

    Keary hasn't had a concussion this year. He went off for HIA in the Canberra semi final and passed.

    His last concussion was before SOO game 1 last season. .
     
  16. Babyface O'reilly

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    Boyd gets back up on his feet, though
     
  17. Apey

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    Well our club is largely irrelevant in the grander scheme of things so nobody cares. In the Newy bubble there's been plenty of concern over his concussions.
     
  18. Captain Apollo

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    In fact there is some suspicion it has caused more than prevented as many tacklers in the NFL lead with the head thus causing the helmet to initiate contact sometimes directly "helmet to helmet" with the opposing player.
     
  19. The Mad Hatter

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    Saw a 16s at soccer head a high ball then stagger away jelly legged.

    When I questioned that he was possibly concussed, I got told to rack off.
    He backed up and did another header and stayed down. Came off dusty then went back on. Was fked post game.


    Since then,
    I’ve seen plenty of headers where players stagger away with typical signs.

    So yeah...soccer is totally safe and they don’t want to address it despite talk of banning headers in some circles.
     
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  20. myrrh ken

    myrrh ken First Grade

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    There was plenty at the time. 2 years ago.

    Keary and Mata'utia have had at least 5 each. Keary in a shorter and more recent window. Keary didn't play a lot this year.

    You're a mug if you don't think its a problem.

    Friend has had a few as well.
     

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