Robbie cracked tibia



  • @Kazoo-Kid said in Robbie cracked tibia:

    I’m surprised the club even bother informing us of his injury. Still zilch news on Packer, Matulino and Dylan Smith.

    Dylan Smith played yesterday.



  • Broken tibia not enough to stop Farah wanting to play on
    By Sam Phillips

    August 11, 2019 — 5.06pm

    Robbie Farah has suffered a broken tibia but hasn’t given up hope of playing one last game for his beloved Tigers.

    Farah was injured on Saturday night when his right leg was trapped under a Lachlan Lewis tackle in the 13th minute of the shock loss to the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.

    The Tigers moved to quell fears that Farah, who has announced he will call curtains on his decorated career at the end of this season, may not play again but Brad Fittler delivered news to the contrary in Nine’s broadcast of Melbourne’s win over Souths.

    Fittler had spoken to Farah’s brother, the Rabbitohs’ physio Eddie Farah, who said the news was not good and that a club announcement was expected soon.

    It is understood scans have revealed Farah has suffered a broken tibia. He will visit a specialist on Monday to further assess the damage but is understood to be eager to return before season’s end.

    The star hooker required immediate attention from Tigers medical staff but played on for another 10 minutes before being replaced.

    There is better news regarding the severity of Moses Mbye’s injury. The Tigers captain injured his hip flexor in the warm-up but decided to play anyway.

    He only lasted seven minutes, however, and was in obvious pain as he left the field after setting up Paul Momirovski for the first try of the match.

    While he will not play against the Sea Eagles either, scans on Sunday revealed an injury which will only keep him sidelined for a fortnight.

    The return of Mbye will be critical to the Tigers’ hopes of sneaking back into the top eight.

    They foundered without the star pair in falling to the Bulldogs and now have no losses up their sleeve if they are to reclaim their place in the top half of the competition in the run home against Manly (A), Newcastle (H), St George Illawarra (A) and Cronulla (H).

    “We need to get ready for Thursday night,” Tigers coach Michael Maguire said. “We know the position that we’re in and we need to perform to get the win on Thursday night. We need to move forward.”

    Manly have their own share of injury concerns. Daly Cherry-Evans, Curtis Sironen and Brad Parker all received medical attention during the loss to the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday and there is mixed news on all three fronts.

    The club’s premiership hopes appeared to be in tatters when Cherry-Evans struggled to put weight on the ankle he was forced to work on around the clock prior to Queensland’s win in the Origin opener. He did not leave the field, however, and it is understood he has been cleared of any injury since returning to Sydney.

    While Cherry-Evans has been cleared to play, Sironen and Parker will not line up against the Tigers.

    It is understood scans have revealed a hamstring strain for Sironen which will sideline him for one to two weeks.

    Parker’s bizarre knee injury, which was suffered while trying to take a tap, is understood to be cartilage damage.

    He will also miss one to two weeks.


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    I’m certain the boys will be doing everything in their powers to win the next 3 games so Robbie can return in the final round against the Sharkies at Leichhardt and lead us to Finals Glory …heart n soul…



  • @Geo said in Robbie cracked tibia:

    I’m certain the boys will be doing everything in their powers to win the next 3 games so Robbie can return in the final round against the Sharkies at Leichhardt and lead us to Finals Glory …heart n soul…

    They will all be saying it anyway.



  • @Geo said in Robbie cracked tibia:

    I’m certain the boys will be doing everything in their powers to win the next 3 games so Robbie can return in the final round against the Sharkies at Leichhardt and lead us to Finals Glory …heart n soul…

    Nice and fluffy



  • I can see this being a repeat of grubs final game for the Dogs. Grub played the last game of the season at probably 40% fitness just so he could wear the jersey one last time. Robbie will try and do the same, especially with it being at LO. Lets say for the sake of argument we need to win to qualify. Do we play him at 40-50% fitness just so he can run out onto Leichhardt one last time? Pretty topical given the outcry over Mbye atm.



  • @tig_prmz Very disappointing from the club administration. Maybe not enough enough money to spend on sufficient number of staff.



  • @GNR4LIFE The club is not a charity for retiring players.



  • @GNR4LIFE please. even if he isnt named Robbie will run out anyway



  • @Newtown said in Robbie cracked tibia:

    @tig_prmz Very disappointing from the club administration. Maybe not enough enough money to spend on sufficient number of staff.

    why disappointing? what could the club have done?



  • @GNR4LIFE said in Robbie cracked tibia:

    I can see this being a repeat of grubs final game for the Dogs. Grub played the last game of the season at probably 40% fitness just so he could wear the jersey one last time. Robbie will try and do the same, especially with it being at LO. Lets say for the sake of argument we need to win to qualify. Do we play him at 40-50% fitness just so he can run out onto Leichhardt one last time? Pretty topical given the outcry over Mbye atm.

    i’d say this is different to any other injury. either the fracture heals or not. playing with a fracture shouldn’t be considered tough, just stupid.



  • Tigers have probably seen back of Farah after broken tibia: top doctor
    By Christian Nicolussi

    August 12, 2019 — 4.43pm

    In a massive blow to Wests Tigers’ finals hopes, one of Australia’s top sports doctors admits Robbie Farah has likely played his last NRL game.

    And his teammates also don’t expect to see the veteran No.9 in a Tigers jersey again.

    Having already announced his retirement at the end of the year, Farah is sweating on any positive news from specialists after initial scans confirmed he had a crack at the top of his right tibia.

    Farah bravely played on for 10 minutes against Canterbury on Saturday night, where he put in a kick and even tried to score from dummy half before he succumbed to the pain.
    The Tigers favourite is known for his huge pain threshhold but Nathan Gibbs, who worked with Farah when he played for NSW – and is currently overseeing the Wallabies – says he should walk away now and not risk suffering further complications with his leg.

    The latest crack also sits near the same ACL Farah ruptured in 2004, then had issues with again in the opening month of the 2016 season.

    "Bone fractures needs a minimum four to six weeks to heal, and bigger bones take long, and the tibia is a bigger bone,’’ Gibbs told the Herald.

    "It’s also the main load-bearing bone and where the main body-weight pressure goes through.

    "If Robbie did try to play on with a crack in his tibia, he then runs the risk of completely fracturing the bone.’’

    Farah was given a rock-star reception at Leichhardt Oval last Thursday week as part of his 300-game celebrations, and the stars were already aligning for him to spearhead the Tigers’ charge against Cronulla at the same ground in the final round for a potential finals berth.

    Few at the club are prepared to write off Farah because of his tremendous healing powers and the fact he has enough respect to make the right call himself. He also has a classy entourage who know his body well, including Tigers physio Peter Moussa and South Sydney counterpart Eddie Farah, Robbie’s brother.

    Jacob Liddle, his long-term No.9 understudy, will get an early chance to give Tigers fans a glimpse of the post-Farah era when he starts against the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.

    Josh Reynolds appears unlikely to be brought into the team for the all-important clash, but the Herald understands Tommy Talau, the son of former Canterbury and New Zealand centre Willie Talau, will debut in the centres for injured captain Moses Mbye.

    The Tigers can realistically drop one of their remaining four games if they are to return to the finals for the first time since 2011.

    Farah was spotted on crutches at Concord Oval on Monday morning as his teammates did their best to discuss the coming weeks without the heart and soul of the club.

    "It’s disappointing because he’s been in some great form and he’s a real leader of this team,’’ said Elijah Taylor, who filled in at dummy half once Farah went off during the 18-16 loss to the Bulldogs.

    Michael Chee Kam added: "Everyone who knows ‘Faf’ knows he’s a massive competitor. What he did on the field [to play on for 10 minutes with a broken leg], it would be horrible if that’s the end of his career and to go out like that, so for his sake and us, we hope he’s all right.

    "Jacob Liddle will come in and bring a lot of energy and I’m excited to play with him.’’

    Liddle last week re-signed for a further two seasons and along with Queenslander Jake Simpkins will have the job of succeeding the 302-game premiership winner.



  • @GNR4LIFE said in Robbie cracked tibia:

    I can see this being a repeat of grubs final game for the Dogs. Grub played the last game of the season at probably 40% fitness just so he could wear the jersey one last time. Robbie will try and do the same, especially with it being at LO. Lets say for the sake of argument we need to win to qualify. Do we play him at 40-50% fitness just so he can run out onto Leichhardt one last time? Pretty topical given the outcry over Mbye atm.

    Under those circumstances, unless fit we don’t play him. If the game has no bearing on our position on the ladder then play him.



  • If it was the fibula maybe …not the tibia



  • Robbie Farah says doctors have told him not to play again … but he says he wants to play through the pain of a broken leg. Full story tonight @9NewsSyd
    https://twitter.com/Danny_Weidler/status/1163303922129227776?s=19


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