Well, to be fair he didn't think it was anything serious, and stopped playing the second he found out it was. I'm not questioning his commitment though, but i don't think you can really use him playing those few extra games as showing commitment. He said himself he thought it was just muscle tightness.Fingers crossed he gets the all clear.
I still can't believe he played on with a broken neck. For all this talk about passion, nobody for a second can question Matt's commitment to the club.
"The shoulder has been an ongoing issue for Matt for the last couple of months," said Broncos' High Performance Manager Jeremy Hickmans.
"We had to wait and see what was happening with his neck injury, as obviously that was the priority.
"When it became apparent he was not going to play again this season, we sent him for a scan on his shoulder.
"From that scan the decision has been made to go ahead with the shoulder surgery.
"If all goes as expected with his recovery, we would hope to see Matt back on the field during next year's trial match period."
I'd say that means at the start of the season;His health will be vital in Anthony Seibold’s first season at the helm given emerging backrower Jayden Su’a is still recovering from an ankle issue.
Wo-betide the first mongrel scum that tries to do a crusher on him. We've got Storm first up too.We'll have to be a bit patient with him IMO ... not only will he have some rust to get over, but it could take him a little time to get over any mental demons associated with having a fractured neck.
but great news he will be back for round 1