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Steve Matai Suffers Broken Foot and Finger

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  1. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Steve Matai suffers broken foot and finger
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    Steve Matai is putting his body through a lot as the Sea Eagles push for a unlikely finals’ berth. Picture: Phil Hillyard.

    Steve Matai went into last Monday’s game with a broken bone in his foot. He finished the club’s win over the Gold Coast with a broken bone in his hand for good measure.

    “It has been throbbing at night, I can’t sleep,” he said of his finger, which he badly dislocated during the victory over the Titans.

    “I can't even bend it. Jorge Taufua put it back in. We were just about to drop out and no one was coming out. Jorge goes ‘do you want me to do it’.

    “First go, doesn’t do it. It didn’t work. I started screaming. Then he said ‘sorry bro, let me go again’. I had two needles at half-time to numb it up.

    “Oh well, got through it anyway. It’s just a finger and you don’t think it’s going to be that bad, but you don’t realise how much you use it until you can’t any more.


    “I saw the surgeon and luckily she said I don’t need surgery. But I need to be in a splint for six weeks. So I don’t know how I am going to go playing on the weekend.’’

    Matai was already carrying a chipped bone in his foot which required weekly needles to ease the pain.

    “I have a little fracture in my foot which the doc found a couple of weeks ago,’’ he said.

    “I was complaining that my ankle was sore. He sent me for an X-ray and it said I had a little chip in one of the bones in the foot.

    “There’s nothing I can do about it. I get it needled every game. It’s torture afterwards. At the moment he can’t do anything about it. That bone has to heal on its own. Every impact, it is sore. So he needles it for the game to take the edge off it. I just have to get through the year and take a break.”



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  2. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

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    So Matai out this weekend?
     
  3. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If only people could accept Hopoate... That was just a finger too
     
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  4. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    White noise for the Cows to read, that's all.
     
  5. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maroon and white noise for me please. Dr Jorge has a nice ring to it though.
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Skivi sure suffers for his art - hope his mates put in and make his sacrifice worth while :inlove:
     
  7. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and Jorge puts his left finger in, he pulls the left finger out. He puts the left foot in, he pulls the left foot out..

    Oooooh do the Stevie Matai. Ohhh do the Stevie Matai
     
  8. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What a strong and committed man he is to play with these injuries. I was wincing just reading it. All hail Steve Matai!
     
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  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I understand that She-Rex played with a broken fingernail once.
     
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  10. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dr Horhay will see you now.
     
  11. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Foz has played with a broken heart ever since the Dalai left...
     
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  12. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks!! Might be out for a while? Does he ever play without pain?
     
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  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't worry, Skivvie's always complaining about something. I'm certain he will play.
    (But if he doesn't I hope Symonds isn't put to centre, he is just starting to hit his straps after a few games in his proper position.)
     
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  14. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    If it's his hand though it might make securely carrying and catching the ball difficult. At that point he can't really do much about it until you can tape it up as opposed to playing with a splint.
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There's nothing this guy can't do. He could hold the ball in his mouth.
     
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  16. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Give some credit to Watmough too. He needs two botox injections just to get on the field every week
     
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  17. Brooke

    Brooke Well-Known Member

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    Stevie is one tough dude.
     
  18. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  19. Remi

    Remi Active Member

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    Still laughing.. Heheheh. You would be pushing the finger in yourself, even stamping on it to get it in, If you saw Hoppa running out to help you
     
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  20. JenEagle

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    What a warrior, what a legend, what a man.
     

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