Does Ferguson deserve to be paid by the NRL for a nose reconstruction, yeah probably, as his ugly snoz was definitely due to playing NRL. Do Stevie Mortimer and Ray Price et al, deserve to have their medical expenses covered by the NRL for injuries that have caused long term health problems as well?
I have never seen a contract for any player, albeit I am friends with a major player manager. I have never asked him the question, however, I’d assume the contract would state that the contract would be acknowledged and paid in full if the player is injured and cannot fulfil his/her obligation. However, I doubt it covers future health issues as a result of engaging their employment.
In reality, Fergo didn’t fix his nose for the same reason I didn’t with my nose when I was playing rugby. What’s the point? One bump and it’s stuffed again, and that’s what the ENT told me, and he continued to play.