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Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:42 pm
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Sal Paradise wrote:
There may be but he good enough to avoid that kind of impact. More likely a player will get sent off for a very late tackle. You desperation is duly noted :D


He's good enough to avoid it when fit, but he won't be. just read the article on the Leeds site from Josh Jordan Roberts, he had the same thing earlier this year and he was out for 5 weeks as he says you have build your core back up. I had keyhole surgery around the same area but for a hernia and my recovery went really well but just being honest I don't think you can play RL 2 weeks later. If he plays it'll be a heart over head selection and probably will end a similar way to Senior in 2005.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:47 pm
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Just a thought but maybe Powell is playing mind games. Giving him 2 weeks off and out he comes for the final 2 games.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:02 pm
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PrinterThe wrote:
He's good enough to avoid it when fit, but he won't be. just read the article on the Leeds site from Josh Jordan Roberts, he had the same thing earlier this year and he was out for 5 weeks as he says you have build your core back up. I had keyhole surgery around the same area but for a hernia and my recovery went really well but just being honest I don't think you can play RL 2 weeks later. If he plays it'll be a heart over head selection and probably will end a similar way to Senior in 2005.


He's tweeted all gone well - doesn't sound like someone not expecting to play until the WC.

Senior was just selfish and it was a different kind of injury - ankle IIRC - time will tell hopefully he gets to play he and his team deserve it
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Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 pm
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Sal Paradise wrote:
He's tweeted all gone well - doesn't sound like someone not expecting to play until the WC.

Senior was just selfish and it was a different kind of injury - ankle IIRC - time will tell hopefully he gets to play he and his team deserve it

Should imagine the tweet all gone well would refer to the operation being successful . Any operation carries some risk so he is quite understandably glad it's over. Reference senior, surely the coaching ,management team would have some input into playing senior. So the decision would have been a collective one which failed spectacularly. Anyway all will be revealed one way or another in the coming weeks.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:24 pm
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Sal Paradise wrote:
He's tweeted all gone well - doesn't sound like someone not expecting to play until the WC.


I'm sure the operation did go well, it's hardly a complex massive surgery and JJR said his went really well also, doesn't mean he won't be struggling to make it back it time for Cas. Chris Green for Hull had the same operation after Wembley and has missed the last 2 games, misses this week and is only a maybe to get back next week.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:27 pm
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chapylad wrote:
Just a thought but maybe Powell is playing mind games. Giving him 2 weeks off and out he comes for the final 2 games.


It's possible, but why create the sideshow and speculation? Would it really be worth it when they been performing so well, to try mindgames?
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:09 pm
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Anyone else remember Malcolm Alker having an emergency appendix operation (2006?) and initially being told he'd be out six weeks. He was back playing in about 15 days after being held back - he returned to training the week after the op.

Whether that is relateable to Gale remains to be seen but it's a similar circumstance and as Sal says these are not your average specimens. They are a breed apart to do what they do on a weekly basis.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:50 pm
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tvoc wrote:
Anyone else remember Malcolm Alker having an emergency appendix operation (2006?) and initially being told he'd be out six weeks. He was back playing in about 15 days after being held back - he returned to training the week after the op.

Whether that is relateable to Gale remains to be seen but it's a similar circumstance and as Sal says these are not your average specimens. They are a breed apart to do what they do on a weekly basis.


Malcolm Alker who has admitted taking drugs throughout his career including Human Growth Hormone may not be the best example to highlight how these aren't your average specimens.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02 pm
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I haven't read his book where these admissions arose. I trust his emergency appendix op and recovery is covered in detail.
Re: Luke Gale
Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:34 pm
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Sal Paradise wrote:
There may be but he good enough to avoid that kind of impact. More likely a player will get sent off for a very late tackle. You desperation is duly noted :D


Not sure any halfback ever is good enough to play at their best whilst also avoiding taking any heavy tackles.

Personally I'm gutted for Gale and Cas. I'd obviously love us to snatch the GF from under their noses but there's no question who the best team has been in SL this year.

Oh but no matter how harsh it would be or what Daryl says* or how good they've been...if they don't win the GF they ain't champions. Everyone knows the deal at the start of the season. In fact if we somehow won it it would be bloody hilarious

*I'm referring to him saying “Winning the championship and finishing top is the truest test of being consistent over a whole season in my opinion." Which is daft as you don't "win the championship" for finishing top.
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