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dogluva

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Would this be yet another medically enforced retirement for the Rabbitohs and a cap dispensation???

https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/sam-bu...abbitohs/014a05c5-b3cb-432f-b065-8251e2443407

Fears are emerging that Sam Burgess' left shoulder injury could drive him into early retirement.

The South Sydney captain will miss Great Britain's end-of-season Tests but won't undergo surgery, with the Rabbitohs hoping that his joint will settle with rest.

Burgess struggled with the arthritic shoulder throughout the year and was clearly hampered by the injury in Souths' final game, a preliminary final loss to Canberra.

Nine News reported this week that the bone in Burgess' shoulder was rapidly deteriorating. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Souths officials are "resigned" to the fact that Burgess, who will be 31 next season, won't see out the four-year deal he signed last year.

Yet Rabbitohs head of football Shane Richardson downplayed claims that Burgess would need to reconsider his future and might be missing for round one next season.


"It's a bit early for that call," Richardson told the Herald.

Former Rabbitohs prop Mark Carroll claimed on Thursday that Burgess has limited movement in his shoulder.

"He can only raise that left shoulder to a 45 degree angle," Carroll told Macquarie Sports Radio.
 

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Souths won’t retire burgess unless they have a fifita or hass locked you as a replacement
 

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I don't think he'll retire. I wouldn't be surprised if he's just using this as an excuse to avoid playing in the tournament altogether.
 

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Will be a blessing in disguise for Rabbits when he tries to play out next year, struggles, and then retires and they'll have close to a million going into 2021 with all the high profile players coming off contract whilst Burgess will be 33.
 

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its rusty clearing the decks for a big raid on the roosters
 

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its rusty clearing the decks for a big raid on the roosters
They would be going straight for Latrell no doubt. Didn't they say they were interested after G.I. retired?
 

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Becoming a liability for the Rabbitohs with his suspensions and injuries. Bennett doesn't care about reputation, probably given him the tap on the shoulder just like he did to Wally and G.I.
 

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Becoming a liability for the Rabbitohs with his suspensions and injuries. Bennett doesn't care about reputation, probably given him the tap on the shoulder just like he did to Wally and G.I.
Must've been a strong tap from Skeletor.\
Damn well broke his shoulder to pieces!
 

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3 more years on BIG money for an ageing player who has a chronic injury....
Not good. He will be gone by end of next year
 

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So Souths aren't giving him the surgery he needs but they just want to rest it. That's fucked.
 

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Yep, GI Mk2. Medically retired, South's to have shitloads of money freed-up as a result. Could quite possibly go down the "mental distress" route ala GI to seal the deal.
Shonky fucken NRL will make it happen and bow down to "The Pride"..... when Souths are going great the league is going great. Vomit.
Burgess is 1 step behind the pace these days, that's why he is resorting to the cheap, grubby shit on the field. Great player in his day but he's over the hill now.
 

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Well not only is his shoulder fucked, so is his marriage. His missus and him have spilt up for good now so the story goes. On top of that he also feels like South's haven't got his back anymore. Word is South's aren't happy about the shoulder situation and also the way he has been playing, with the grubby tactics and suspensions that kept happening.

I feel nothing for him, it's all been brought on himself, apart from the shoulder.
 

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So Souths aren't giving him the surgery he needs but they just want to rest it. That's fucked.
Every dog has his day and being a piece of shit on and off the field has finally caught up with the c***.

Karma is a bitch and so is he.
 
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