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BroncsFan

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**** me dead... can we just get a couple games in before we lose half our squad to injuries 🙄🙄

Worst case for an ankle would by high ankle sprain / syndesmosis... I think that's usually 4-8 weeks?? But they can also linger throughout a season if not rehabbed correctly

Best case is a rolled ankle which is 1-2 weeks.

Knowing our medicos it'll probably be diagnosed as a sprained ankle and Isaako will be running around on 1 leg with a high ankle sprain in 2 weeks time
 
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ivanhungryjak

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Jamayne Isaako is expected to return to training quickly after a minor ankle injury at training today.

Broncos Head of Performance Andrew Croll said: “Jamayne sustained a lateral ankle sprain at training today. After initial assessment we believe he will make a fast recovery and return to training next week.”
 

BroncsFan

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Dobbo on the radio this morning said Milf came back after Christmas 2kg lighter for the first time ever. Then went on to say reckons Macca will be starting this year and is Smokie for Captain
Probably not all that hard to determine if he'll start. Pretty sure the teams wear different shirts when training to identify who's the starter and who's the reserve.

The call that he could be captain is probably just a throw back to last year when the article for Milf to captain came out... it was less likely if he wasn't starting, but if he does start it increases his chances.

I think it's not unreasonable for Macca to start next year with Turps off the bench after 30min and playing out the game.

Can't really afford 2 substitutions for your hooker every game.

Macca wont offer much, but he usually picks up his game when there is competition for places. He knows Turps is breathing down his neck so a Macca competing for his role is a good thing.
 

Sproj

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Dobbo on the radio this morning said Milf came back after Christmas 2kg lighter for the first time ever. Then went on to say reckons Macca will be starting this year and is Smokie for Captain

I cannot believe I am saying this but I do think Macca will be captain, he kind of has to be by default. Glenn is barely first grade standard now and could not pull the side together under adversity last year. Carrigan is the heir apparent but he isn't ready yet (sorry Wolfie Wolfie). Macca should not, nor ever be captain but here we are, he is the best (read only) option.

Funny though, the last three captains have all been rubbish:

1. Boyd - Barely first grade standard and went three seasons too long
2. Glenn - Was shopped around and seemingly proved to be unfit for the role
3. Macca - Punted on a loan deal because he wasn't wanted, comes back as captain

4. Carrigan - Will be there but not ready yet, no problem with him having taken on the reigns in the short-term
5. Milford - Marquee player who is just not a leader, never was and never will be
6. Croft - Haha yeah, this happened

These are the captaincy options for Brisbane...unless you go left field and you know what, now I am typing it...it might not be the worst idea (certainly a sad best option if it is) - John Asiata.
 

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Walters told Foxsports.com.au that although Niu will spend a lot of time at right centre during pre-season he’ll likely see some games at fullback too.

“He’ll be training in the centres and a bit of fullback — he’ll probably be used in both of those positions. It’s good for his development to train in different positions,” Walters said.

“That’s what pre-season is all about, to get them familiar with their positions and different situations that they find themselves in, both in defence and attack.

“He’s a guy with great athletic ability, so we're very happy with his progress. Obviously he has a long way to go but very happy with what he’s been doing so far in our pre-season.”

“I feel he can be good in both positions. We see that with a lot of players where they can cover multiple positions and Tesi that style of player.

“Just for the moment we’re parking him in that right centre position — doesn’t mean he’s going to stay there — and we know he’s had some good games at fullback as well in the Intrust Super Cup. We’re happy to have him on board and we’re just working on those areas that he needs improving in.”
 

john1420

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I cannot believe I am saying this but I do think Macca will be captain, he kind of has to be by default. Glenn is barely first grade standard now and could not pull the side together under adversity last year. Carrigan is the heir apparent but he isn't ready yet (sorry Wolfie Wolfie). Macca should not, nor ever be captain but here we are, he is the best (read only) option.

Funny though, the last three captains have all been rubbish:

1. Boyd - Barely first grade standard and went three seasons too long
2. Glenn - Was shopped around and seemingly proved to be unfit for the role
3. Macca - Punted on a loan deal because he wasn't wanted, comes back as captain

4. Carrigan - Will be there but not ready yet, no problem with him having taken on the reigns in the short-term
5. Milford - Marquee player who is just not a leader, never was and never will be
6. Croft - Haha yeah, this happened

These are the captaincy options for Brisbane...unless you go left field and you know what, now I am typing it...it might not be the worst idea (certainly a sad best option if it is) - John Asiata.
Just curious Sproj Sproj in your list of possible candidates, 4-6, why there isn't 7. Matt Lodge?
 

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