Wests Tigers forward Michael Chee-Kam has returned home from hospital after suffering a sickening head knock in the first half of Thursday night’s loss to the Eels.He posted on social media on Friday to assure fans he was OK and on the road to recovery.
The Tigers had earlier announced the second-rower was “now home from hospital and recovering well from last night’s incident. He will continue to be monitored closely by the club’s medical staff”.
Chee-Kam had just come onto the field for his first stint but got his head in an awkward position while attempting a tackle on Shaun Lane in the 27th minute. The game was stopped for several minutes while Chee-Kam was taken from the field on a medicab.
Chee-Kam was one of a host of casualties from Friday night’s match. Eels back-rower Ryan Matterson and Wests Tigers fullback Adam Doueihi also failed HIA’s after head knocks. All three will need to pass concussion protocol to be able to play next week.
The question now becomes whether he will be available next week, although with the personnel we have coming back, I’d suggest he won’t be in the top 17 next week.
Surely you would have to give him a rest, even purely for optics.
Does he have epilepsy or something or is having a fit after a concussion normal? So glad he’s ok.
Yes people can suffer a seizure after a head knock. I severe head injury can actually cause epilepsy to develop.
Holy crap. Surely a month off at the very least after that reaction.