It's a good point re: strength. It's clearly important and you can never really be strong enough, but you cant out strengthen stiffness and poor positions. You can create a bigger bigger against dysfunction, but strength alone usually cant "cure" most injuries.Excellent response, thanks again.
Must admit I thought the same when Hogan first came over and was walking around everywhere in his thongs!
I've questioned what's happened in Harley's rehab over the years with us. When he received his first injury, a contact injury to the calf in the last minutes of a WAFL match before he's even played one AFL game the S&C dept built up his calf strength to be 40% more than any other player. Then he seriously injured it again? I have no idea why they would do that!
Usually in the hamstrings if not rehabilitated properly with the quads .. oh wait? Still don't know how Shilly got a calf injury while rehabbing his quad though?It can create issues if opposing muscles aren't similarly "strong".
Just pointing out that I am not saying whether we are at best practice or not. Like most on here I have no idea, and i am confident that the club would have this as their goal. And I hope Bell is don't everything possible to achieve and/or maintain that. Our injury list has always looked bad because we hang onto players with long-term injuries. I can definitely see why the club hung onto the likes of Apeness, Morabitto, Menegola, Bennell and co. They have the potential to be very important additions to our best 22. Game breakers even. So I am not so fussed about that. In simplistic terms it prevents us recruiting players like Watson or O'Reilly, who are also speculative and unlikely to forge great AFL careers.THere is no evidence we are not at the best pract
Sorry but thats utter nonsense. That's why how we havent changed our conditioning team despite a heap of new players and professionals coming to the club in recent years. How injuries are managed across the board is actually very standard across all of the afl. Im pretty sure someone like Conca whos had a ton of injuries at Richmond would also agree with what Im saying. Finding a cure for cancer. Thats new medical ground. How sports injuries are managed and the procedure for bringing players back is VERY much standard procedure with the skill of the surgeon who does the operation way more important than the strength and management of an injury which Im certain youd find. Ironically, its only every now and then that a new procedure becomes available in sports injuriues. LIke the blood injections of the calves, which we tried with Bennell.
Hills injury was probably different lol.Does anyone else find it odd that Harley wasn't selected to come in after a couple of games with Peel yet Hill comes straight back into the team. To me that seems a bit strange, especially with Ross's public admiration of Harleys talents.
He still wants to play on though, although an opportunity to decompress and be with family is understandable. Would it have anything to do with trying to lure Tim Kelly?He is obligated to attend the club for rehab, team meetings, meeting skinfold targets etc.
Now he can show up to see the physio but can spend the rest of the time with his baby girl.
Probably just because he's welcomed a new baby. Club and he most likely came to an agreement to just terminate now so he can spend time at home and not worry about turning up to the club all the time. He'll heal and rehab the injury but probably with a focus to the off season instead of trying for this season. The timing of the new baby just spend up the end of his time here.What’s the deal with doing this before the end of the season?
Yep pretty much that. We will agree to pay some (but probably not all) of what he would get if he stayed on for the full length of the contract. And he doesn't have to show up to work anymore. You reckon there would be additional conditions like: he can access club medical staff for rehab purposes and he can't sue us later for terminationAnyone else know what "deed of settlement " means - Amount agreed to pay them out pending certain conditions, that don’t allow them to come back and ask for anything else later on ?? That roughly right
“I’m not retiring at this stage,” Bennell said. - Obviously still a chance he retire
I see Sydney giving him a chance