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monaghan may never be fit again....
07-27-2012, 01:36 PM
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monaghan may never be fit again....
Warrington Wolves hooker Michael Monaghan will never be fully fit

Warrington Wolves hooker Michael Monaghan believes he will never be fully fit again after knee surgery.

The 32-year-old missed playing for the Exiles in the recent Origin series after spending three months out following his operation.

"I've had a couple of goes at trying to come back and each week is another step in the right direction," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"But I'm probably never going to be back to 100% I don't think."

The Australian moved to Wolves in 2008 from Manly Sea Eagles and has gone onto make over 100 appearances at the Halliwell Jones, winning the Challenge Cup twice.

Monaghan says he will adjust his training to try and reduce the damage on his knees but if he has to leave the sport when his contract expires at the end of next season he will do.

"I can't really go out and train everyday the moment, hopefully that will improve, and at the end of the year we will be able to fix that," he added.

"It's a concern, but it's part of playing this game.

"You do get injuries and if I'm honest I'm coming to the back end of my career anyway so it's not something I'm too worried about.

"If they hold out for another 12 months so be it, if they hold out for another two years then great, but when it happens, it happens.

"Hopefully I can get back to a level of performance that I'm comfortable with and one that we need at the club."

"He's the best coach I've had.His mix of man-management and his game plan is second to none.Since Brian has been in charge,we've been in every final so far.I love playing for him.I can't praise him enough,I've so much respect for him." Kevin Sinfield
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07-27-2012, 04:04 PM
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pity that.

if u were playing against him would u just go out first time he had the ball and see how his knee takes a bit hit??
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07-27-2012, 04:08 PM
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I personally wouldn't target his knee but I wouldn't try to avoid it either. No quarter asked, no quarter given.
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07-27-2012, 04:26 PM
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would it be right to target it deliberately??
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07-27-2012, 04:34 PM
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Yes. Players push the boundaries all the time to gain any advantage possible.

"He's the best coach I've had.His mix of man-management and his game plan is second to none.Since Brian has been in charge,we've been in every final so far.I love playing for him.I can't praise him enough,I've so much respect for him." Kevin Sinfield
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07-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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knowing it quite likely would end his career??

not judging anything, just curious
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07-27-2012, 04:47 PM
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I dont think that would enter most players heads imo.

"He's the best coach I've had.His mix of man-management and his game plan is second to none.Since Brian has been in charge,we've been in every final so far.I love playing for him.I can't praise him enough,I've so much respect for him." Kevin Sinfield
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07-27-2012, 04:53 PM
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no?? ok.

sometimes when i see players with bandages on thighs, or knees etc etc i wonder if opposition players notice them too.
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07-27-2012, 05:22 PM
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Whoops, i meant the thought of ending a players career doesnt enter their end.

I suspect a pro would take advantage of snything they can, even if that means targetting an injury.

"He's the best coach I've had.His mix of man-management and his game plan is second to none.Since Brian has been in charge,we've been in every final so far.I love playing for him.I can't praise him enough,I've so much respect for him." Kevin Sinfield
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09-04-2012, 03:39 PM
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He played really well recently though. I don't think it's hindering him too bad.
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