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Matai is Week to Week Proposition

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bulging disc concerns Manly's Matai

    July 10, 2007 - 4:44PM

    Manly enforcer Steve Matai admits he is concerned about the bulging disc in his neck which requires surgery and will keep him a week-to-week prospect for the rest of the NRL season.

    Matai made his comeback from the injury in the Sea Eagles 56-0 thumping of the Sydney Roosters last Saturday night after five weeks sidelined.

    Even though he came through the game unscathed, despite one scare after a hit up during the match, Matai said he will remain a week-to-week prospect for the Sea Eagles as the medical staff carefully manage his serious injury until he has an operation after the season.

    Matai has been told his neck injury isn't as severe as those suffered by Newcastle's Andrew Johns and Rooster Anthony Minichiello but it has been enough to put doubt in his mind when he is on the football field.

    "It does (affect me) a little bit. Just the confidence in tackles and that sort of contact, but other than that it's not too bad," said Matai.

    "I took a hit up (against the Roosters) and got knocked in the head and kind of got up a bit sore but played through okay.

    "It's a week to week thing, hopefully I pull up right by the end of the week and can get on the field by Friday."

    Matai had been named to make his comeback for the past fortnight but doctors failed to give him clearance until last week.

    The 22-year-old Kiwi international said it had been a frustrating spell on the sidelines but knows he can't push the boundaries when it comes to the spinal region.

    "It felt like an eternity," he said.

    "It was pretty serious and the medical staff didn't want to risk me coming back too early.

    "It is a possibility that I might have to have an operation but hopefully it's not too bad.

    "It's a bulging disc and the doc said I could play through with it and have an operation at the end of the year and that's the action we might take.

    "I haven't spoken to any of them (Johns or Minichiello) but the doctors reaffirmed to me that it's not really, really serious and hopefully I can get back."
     
  2. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Travis was nowhere to be seen last
    Saturday night! why?
    Desi? come on tell the truth what have
    you done with Travis?

    Jan :naughty:
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Know something we don't Pete?
     
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I reckon he's told him to piss off because he's a whinging little turd ;)

    "I wanna play 5/8" :( :( :( :blah:
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    That'd be the first time Des has ever taken my advice. ;)
     
  6. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Manly Daily stated that he had back strain
    last Saturday night. I have heard that was not the
    case. I can't say on here of course but put it
    this way, Travis has a virus & not of the flu
    variety.

    JAN
     
  7. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hello byso, well your half right there

    I am a big fan of Travis & wish he was not
    leaving. It just amazes me what really goes
    on behind the scenes.
    Unbelievable! Desi can be so old school
    at times. Treats them like little kids.
    ok, I'll shut up now lol

    Jan
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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  9. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Im quite happy if Travis sits in reggies until we need him in first grade due to injuries. If Des wants Lyon at 5/8 I dont see much need for Travis on the bench.
     
  10. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    from what I have heard he wont be in either of those
    positions. I will have to get more info from my 'little bird'
    there must be more to the story.
    the article in the Daily stating his back strain was
    not true. :lie:
    He is not 'feeling the love' right now! lol

    dont worry guys , I am not on drugs! lol

    :blah: 8D

    :blah: :blah: 8D
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    So are we talking STD or hepatitus?
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai was always a week to week proposition, leg injury or suspension.
     
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Pete, can you get Jan to post for you all the time, she has much better goss :)
     
  14. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hehehe , Matabele, not in the medical sense.

    gee, thanks guys! I like to share.
    I know Travis wont be part of Manly next season
    but either will Monaghan or Hicks.
    Doesn't make sense to me why he is being shunted.
    go figure!

    :wall:
     
  15. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    From what I “understand” Burns has the "Witt" virus...... other wise known as dickhead to Admin and coach syndrome.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Burns will compete against us next year. The other two won't.
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    they wanted to keep Burns, the other 2 they were happy to get rid of
     
  18. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yes, that's true.
    He was very happy at Manly & in my view a very handy
    player. Fulton wanted Jamie at 5/8th as we all know.

    Oh well, we will see what happens this Friday night.
    lol :blah: :blah: :blah:

    Jan
     
  19. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What Lyon wants Lyon gets!! It's the Old Boy's Club.
     
  20. kingyfan

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    I saw Travis at the ground on Saturday night in his tracksuit.
     

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