Simon Dwyer

I don’t know if this qualifies as “news” or “optimism” - it would be great if it was the former but there doesn’t seem to be any real evidence. The six months figure at the bottom would be phenomenal if true.

‘I’ll be back’: wounded Tiger says he’ll beat injury
Adrian Proszenko
September 4, 2011
EXCLUSIVE

INJURY-STRICKEN Wests Tigers forward Simon Dwyer delivers the three words everyone has been hoping to hear. ‘‘I’ll be back.’’

The promising career of the City Origin representative second-rower, according to the man himself, is not over just yet. Of course, there are no guarantees. An injury cloud has hung over him ever since the night he was helped off Campbelltown Stadium against Canterbury in round 16. The 22-year-old suffered a brachial plexus injury, which requires a nerve graft to fix the damage and help him regain full feeling in his right arm.

One of the options Dwyer is considering is a stint at the Mayo Clinic in Texas. The world-renowned medical facility specialises in the treatment of rare diseases and injuries and Dwyer has already been in contact with some of their leading medicos. ‘‘I’ve talked to a lot of doctors in London and Texas to get the best idea of what’s happening,’’ Dwyer said.

‘‘We really haven’t decided anything yet, we’ve got a meeting next week and I’ll know what’s happening then. We’ll weigh up our options and see what happens.’’

Before the injury, Dwyer was rated one of the best young forward prospects in the game. He made his representative debut for City this year and was a member of NSW coach Ricky Stuart’s Blues in Waiting squad. Dwyer’s massive hit on Roosters counterpart Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in last year’s memorable finals clash at the SFS continues to be replayed ad nauseam and is considered one of the best tackles in years. While there are fears he will never play football again, Dwyer remains confident he can return to those lofty heights.

‘‘I’m confident I’ll be back to that level,’’ he said. ‘‘I’d like to think so.’’

The Tigers have been inspired by Dwyer’s courageous battle with the injury. And it seems Dwyer has taken inspiration from the feats of his teammates, who have surged into the finals with a series of stunning wins over the past two months.

‘‘I’m just really happy for the team. I’m still a part of the team and if they’re going good, I’m going good,’’ Dwyer said. ‘‘Tim Sheens has been great, he’s probably been the main person in the club helping me. All the boys are good, they give me a call and see me and I see them around training. I’m always seeing them.’’

The Ingleburn Bulldogs junior has been reluctant to speak publicly until now, but wanted to thank the many supporters who have wished him a speedy recovery.

‘‘I’d like to thank them, they’ve been very supportive,’’ he said. ‘‘Hopefully they can continue to support me when I’m back there.’’

Dwyer, who also paid tribute to his manager, Gavin Orr, said a return in six months would be ‘‘the best-case scenario’’. Orr said he may accompany Dwyer and his father to the US if the trip to the Mayo Clinic went ahead. ‘‘He’s just got to be positive,’’ Orr said.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/ill-be-back-wounded-tiger-says-hell-beat-injury-20110903-1jrdq.html#ixzz1WwQlgwhr

My mate had a chat to him yesterday at bob Jane on blaxland road. He reckons he will be back sometime next season. His health is the main issue and if he can get back on the paddock for us it’s a bonus. Good luck Simon.


Posted using RoarFEED

I hope he can come back sometime he’s a good player.

It certainly won’t be lack of determination that holds him back! Fabulous to see that Simon remains positive.

Epitomises the spirit of the club and I hope that whatever medical option is taken, Simon can make a full recovery. If he can pull the Tigers jersey back on sometime next year or the year after then it’s a bonus.

@willow:

Epitomises the spirit of the club and I hope that whatever medical option is taken, Simon can make a full recovery. If he can pull the Tigers jersey back on sometime next year or the year after then it’s a bonus.

well said, i hope he is able to play again, more importantly, i hope he recovers enough that the injury does not impact on his life

You can only hope that Simon has a full recovery. With all the hype, this brings us back to earth. Good luck with your continued recovery, Simon!

It’s good to hear the club are supporting him and i hope they bankroll a large portion of getting him to a world class treatment facility as well.

I’ll be pumped to see him back on the field, but would be just as pumped to buy him a cold one and have a yarn if he’s forced out of the game.

🙏 Here’s hoping. GO SIMON!!! :righton:

What can i say but to wish him the best of luck & if someone can do it i am sure its Simon.

Hang in there Simon, we will need you next year!

Get well soon Simon. We are missing you.

@whoneedstherapy:

It’s good to hear the club are supporting him and i hope they bankroll a large portion of getting him to a world class treatment facility as well.

I’ll be pumped to see him back on the field, but would be just as pumped to buy him a cold one and have a yarn if he’s forced out of the game.

That could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars….perhaps Harry could donate an apartment sale toward the treatment!!

Best wishes to Simon and his family in these difficult times. Positive attitude by Simon though :righton:

I don’t see him returning at all next year after he has the operation and it’s a success he will have to get his fitness back and also build up the strength in his entire arm and shoulder as the muscles would be wasting away as he cannot move his arm at all but hope everything goes well for him and he makes a successful return whether it be next year or 2013


Posted using RoarFEED

Recent Topics

Support our community by clicking here and joining our Forum Support Scheme

Can’t log in or access your account?
Send an email to contact@weststigersforum.com and we’ll get you back online.