‘Get a grip’: Peter FitzSimons hits NRL star Luke Keary because he says concussion is ‘only part of the game’ after the NRL star received several major blows last year
- Luke Keary had five concussions in the last 18 months when he played for Sydney Roosters
- He also welcomed the birth of his first child Huddy with his wife Amy in 2019
- Former Wallaby Peter Fitz Simons said he should consider hanging his boots
Peter FitzSimons bluntly told NRL star Luke Keary that he should consider continuing to play the game after five serious concussions in the last year and a half.
Keary recently welcomed his first child named Huddy with his wife Amy Keary in 2019.
The 28-year-old has had a successful NRL career – one of the striking players of the roosters, the Clive Churchill medal winner of 2018 and the triple premiership winner.
In comments to the media this week, Keary said the concussion had not affected his play on the field.
Keary recently welcomed his first child named Huddy with his wife Amy Keary in 2019 (pictured at the Dally M Prizes 2017)
Luke Keary has had five concussions in the field in the last 18 months (pictured in 2018)
“It’s weird because it matters how much [concussions]. But it doesn’t play in my mind. “Keary told The Daily Telegraph.
“I went through them all with professionals … They were all big ones. Most of them have not been my fault, they have been unintentional head-bumps that will happen in our game. ”
“If I don’t want that well, then I shouldn’t play. I understand that it is part of our game and that it will always stay that way. ”
In 2019, he was knocked unconscious on the field, which resulted in a serious concussion that sidelined him for six weeks and caused him to play five-eighth for the NSW State of Origin team.
Former Wallaby Peter Fitz Simons threw his comments on Friday and said that if he gets knocked out again, he should consider hanging his shoes with feet.
‘Measure? Get a grip. The arbitrator whether or not you are in trouble is not whether the contact was intentional or not, “FitzSimons wrote for the SMH.
Former Wallaby Peter Fitz Simons said it doesn’t matter if Keary’s headbumps were intentional or accidental
FitzSimons explained that in his time, players seriously thought that a footy boat to the head would not cause the same damage as a boxing glove.
However, increasing scientific research has shown that repeated head thrusts in any form of sport can cause serious long-term damage.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is understood to mean that it is caused by repeated head thrusts in contact sports such as rugby, NFL, boxing and ice hockey.
Symptoms usually start years after the injuries and include behavioral problems, mood problems and thinking problems.
FitzSimons focused on Keary’s comments that his main beats were only part of the game.
“In your case, what the hell does it matter if the concussion you so often get is accidental or intentional?” Do you think your brain knows the difference? It just means that you are being turned off too often in your field to be safe, “he wrote.
‘You are going to start this season. That’s how it will be. But if you are eliminated again, do the right thing yourself and your family. Grab a clipboard and go to another part of the game. ”
Luke and Amy Keary pictured in 2018 after a victorious game with the roosters