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News ‘Giving up is not an option’: Kieran Foran declares latest injury blow won’t end his career

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  1. djdeep4172

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    17929FC8-E797-43AD-B978-01A2753CAB6C.jpeg Luckless Bulldogs star Kieran Foran has ruled out the possibility of retirement despite the injury-prone five-eighth being ruled out of the 2020 NRL season due to a shoulder injury.
    Foran underwent reconstructive surgery on Tuesday which revealed “new and additional damage” that wasn’t detected during the MRI scan, meaning the 29-year-old Kiwi internaitonal will require fiurther surgery and require up to 12 months of rehabilitation.

    However, Foran remains defiant he will play on despite a terrible run of injuries that has meant he has earned about $115,000 for every game played for the Bulldogs.

    “I’m not about to roll over and put an end to it, that’s for sure,” Foran told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I feel like my best years are still to come, that’s the most frustrating thing.

    “Giving up for me at this stage is not an option. Until it’s taken from me, and I’ve got no option but to give up, then I will give up. You would probably have to take me off in a wheelchair for that to happen.

    “I’m not going to roll over lightly, that’s for sure. I’m strong in my beliefs. I believe I still have good footy in me and I believe I can still compete at this level. Until I have no option but to walk away, I’m going to keep fighting my way back.”

    Unfortunately the Bulldogs, as the rules stand, are only eligible to receive $350,000 in salary cap relief as Foran’s latest injury was sustained on international duty with New Zealand.

    It’s a situation that Canterbury chief executive Andrew Hill will take up with the NRL.
     
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  2. Como Dog

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    I like Foran but I think the writing is on the wall. Particularly disappointed he made himself available for an international and got himself injured again.

    Would be nice to hear he is ready to retire and we can then pay him instead in another capacity like all the other clubs are being allowed.

    It's great that we have stuck by him to date, but there comes a time. It seems he's in denial now.
     
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  3. beastwood89

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    If he keeps that attitude he might not even be able to walk away he might be carried away. Ffs foz think of your kids you selfish fuck.

    At least if he gives up now he might still be able to run around with his kids, god forbid if he was to cop a serious ending injury from sustained physical abuse because he thinks he has 3 years in him when he can hardly string together 10 games a season. Ffs foz mate I admire your confidence and will but your stupidity is out of this world.
     
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  4. ASSASSIN

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    I love the solider but FMD please retire and join the coaching group.
     
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  5. 086

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    FFS FOZ, you walk past my avator every fucking time you're @ Belmore!
    Which part of it are you failing to comprehend?
    <<====Club first, team second, individual third!
     
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  6. Mr Shhh

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    Hopefully his surgeon will talk him into retirement. I can’t see any positives if he returns to the field.
     
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    Honestly, how can you not hate him? Ffs. Worst signing ever.
     
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    He physically can't roll over because then he'd require another shoulder reconstruction.

    Best years are still ahead of him? You mean best years of rehabbing more injuries and having even more surgeries? Sounds like fun! Good luck with that!

    Never has there been a more physically broken player that just can't accept reality. The only people that profit from Foran playing on are the surgeons that will keep trying to put him back together again.
     
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  9. youoboys

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    Bulldogs fan here :
    What a tough son of s bitch. To be where he is after the mental demons he had is credit to him and his family. He will get through this. I’m all for dogs resigning him but we all know his price tag won’t be high . Go the dogs!
     
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    Minimum wage is too high!
     
  11. gazza

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    Foran has simply been a waste and a distraction. After this latest injury, no club with decent legal advice would take the legal and medical risk of putting this guy back in harm's way. They would have their pants sued off them. Luckily Canterbury may have dodged a bullet because it happened playing for NZ and not the club, in a game in which he was offered by NZ and he personally willingly accepted to play.
     
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    I like him, but his starting to piss me off
    Just retire
    Your legacy is beginning to get tarnished
     
  13. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    If any club was to sign him (which I doubt) will need to be paid on games played per year. No one in their right mind would pay him a base salary without anything as such written in.
     
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    Tough or stupid ? Says he is willing to play until he is rolled out in a wheelchair. name him round one. Let him play with the shoulder sling on and see how that goes.
     
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  15. Mr Shhh

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    She Rex and Sharon Woods were pretty fucking woeful.

    Nick Younquest
    Joe Williams
    Danny Williams
    Charlie Leaeno
    Liam Roach
     
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    Like ya foz but yeah nah, time to fuck off from our club and retire
     
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    Love ya Fozzy, your a tough bastard lol, but look after yourself now an finish up mate.!!
     
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    Obviously dosnt care about his health just doing it for the money guess if you had 2 kids & 6 step children to support you would probably do the same. Just pay him out for his final year & get him off our books forever.
     
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    It's great to have an attitude of never giving up but at some stage you have to face reality.

    He needs to look beyond the next 2-3 years and think about his quality of life in 25 years time.
     
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    enough already fozz. ffs
     
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