O'Donnell - the perfect injury With speculation being that O'Donnell's season is over, I'm thinking this is a huge benefit to Manly securing his services and getting a player in good nick. 1. If it is true he wants to return to Sydney for family reasons he is going to be bored witless sitting around in Townsville with nothing to do.Homesickness will only increase. 2. Without "football to concentrate on" he'll have plenty of time to consider the various offers to come his way. 3. He won't be putting any more miles on the clock playing with the Cowboys this year. 4. He will probably be back to full fitness in time for the off-season and certainly won't have to play in the Tri-Nations (if it's on this year?) So he will have a full off season at the club to settle in and get acquainted.