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Bani Update

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 11, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Bani's life at risk had he flown with Eagles

    Adrian Proszenko | May 11, 2008


    MANLY medical staff have averted a potential disaster involving winger Michael Bani by banning him from flying to Brisbane.

    Bani tore ankle ligaments and wasn't available for the Sea Eagles' clash with the Broncos today but was still planning to make the trip to catch up with his family.

    Before clearing him to fly, Manly doctor Paul Bloomfield performed a routine check - which may have ultimately saved his life. An ultrasound revealed an 8-10 centimetre clot in Bani's calf and, had the condition remained undetected and Bani caught the flight, there was a risk of his suffering the potentially fatal deep vein thrombosis.

    "I'm doing not too bad, I feel OK," Bani said yesterday. "The news on my leg is OK. I have to see the vascular specialist this week and we'll see how I go."

    Bani requires twice daily blood-thinning injections to his stomach of clexane, which are administered by housemate Noel Cleal - the club's recruitment guru. If that's not successful, he'll be put on warfarin and be sidelined for up to six months.

    "We're hoping the treatment he's currently on will reduce the clot and he could be back in four or five weeks," Manly media man Peter Peters said.

    But there is some positive news for Bani, with the Sea Eagles and his manager close to agreeing on a three-year extension at Manly.

    "We're expecting to announce something later this week," CEO Grant Mayer said.
    Source: The Sun-Herald
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    A 10 cm clot is huge and life threatening. He is lucky it was spotted. From a Manly point-of-view he is a big loss for at least 5 weeks and potentially the season.
  3. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    That's freaky. I hope he gets better soon with no complications.
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,608 /80
    Gee that's a blow, we'll miss him. Makes Williams' performance this afternoon all that more crucial. Let's see if he has what it takes to hold down the vacant spot over the next 5 or 6 weeks, it's a big opportunity for him.
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Williams went OK today.  Bani was doing very well and it's good to read that the club is supportive.
  6. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Williams looked like a first timer, but I was pretty impressed. He also seemed to be getting better as the game went on.
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,608 /80
    Out of position in defence a couple of times but solid enough debut i suppose

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +1,521 /114
    Where's he from is he a local junior.
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,893 /65
    Pretty sure we got him from Parramatta, don't know where he was prior to that
  10. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    +3 /0
    Parramatta junior I'm pretty sure. He's good mates with a mate of mine who went to school in Parra, so I presume he knows him from there.
  11. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Hills District junior. All things going well he'll be going up against his brother, John, next weekend when we take on the Cowboys.
  12. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Thats a massive clot. I've never heard of a case of one being that big before.
  13. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    Bad news for Bani, ButI was quite impressed with Williams
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Interesting that warfarin will put him out for the rest of the year.  I guess because he will just bleed too much if he gets a cut.

    Williams let in the first try yesterday only because he slipped.  It was right in front of me - he looked very nervous and I'm sure will improve now that first game is out of the way.

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