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Joe G comeback?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Shoe1, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    From Zorba's Manly daily column 26/7 -

    JOEY G'S FATE

    YOU read it here first. There have been some suggestions in the media that injured veteran Joe Gulavao may shelve his retirement plans and seek to play on next season.

    I can reveal that Joey G is gradually building up the strength in his lower leg after snapping an achilles tendon early this season. It was thought to be season ending but the operation and recovery has gone better than expected and Gulavao is quietly hopeful of being available if needed sometime towards the end of August or early September.

    Now that would be a massive boost for the Sea Eagles on the eve of the 2013 finals.

    His entry off the bench in the past few seasons has provided much needed power and impetus to the forwards where he has been an integral part of the team.
     
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  2. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Would be a massive effort to return from such an injury at his age. Snapped achilles is worse then an ACL reco, not even the best athletes could dream of returning that quickly from such a devastating injury even if they were aided by some PED's.

    But still here's hoping.
     
  3. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    He deserves the chance. If I was the club I'd say we'll pay you to do the preseason and if we are both happy with how things have gone to that point we'll give you another 12 month, incentive based contract.
     
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't call it a comeback I been here for years...

    Shake it off Joe G and start working for a living again! ;)



    [video=youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimZj8HW0Kg[/video]
     
  5. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Great news if True.
     
  6. WESTIE

    WESTIE Well-Known Member

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    The bloke travels on the trains from penrith to training etc, if the stories from the papers are correct....that is a massive effort...recovery from such an injury, from a bloke that can handle the train ride from that far out west, to me, would suggest nothing is too hard for this bloke.
     
  7. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Joe G, comeback!
     
  8. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I saw him at last home game and he was looking pretty fit. Would be amazing if he could make it back by the end of the year. It would be a fitting send off, a third premiership ring.
     
  9. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    I actually ruptured my achilles tendon the same weekend as Joe. Obviously I don't have the benefit of advanced sports science that he would have access to, but mine is healing nicely. I am currently almost walking without a discernible limp - but still no hope of breaking into a trot. My sense is a comeback before seasons-end (for Joe, not me) is entirely possible, though my doctor said no chance of running inside six months. Fingers crossed.
     
  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ow!

    Playing footy?

    Drunk?
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Read it last week Zorba Kingy recovering well too
     
  12. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    It would be a massive boost to Manly's chances if he were to pull it off. His go forward is massive, and even though he is down on fitness the way tooves has handled the interchange all year by not using all of them. he should be able to juggle a couple of short bursts

    I wonder if tooves will then be the master of bench rotation LOL
     
  13. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Playing footy while drunk?
     
  14. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Playing drunky whilst foot?
     
  15. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    And get ready when he pulls out his jammy 'cause it might to POW!!!
     
  16. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Playing footsies whilst drunk?
     
  17. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    C'mon Terry. Don't give up hope.
    Seeing Igor running around in a Maroon & White jersey again.
    I'd pay money to see that.
     
  18. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Spritely young fella is obviously recovering more quickly than expected!
     
  19. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd expect Joe G to recover quicker than Terry Randall as well.
     
  20. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Hope to see you back either this year or next, Joe. Keep up the hard work.
     

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