Sunday , February 28 2021

Joey comes out swinging on Blues

Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns has come out swinging in defence of the Blues’ administration of Boyd Cordner’s Origin head knock, telling the detractors to “shut their mouths”.

Cordner was helped off Adelaide Oval after happening when his head made contact with the elbow of Felise Kaufusi within the first half of the Maroons’ 18-14 win.

Nevertheless it’s the Blues’ medical employees’s choice to return the skipper to play that has come below scrutiny.

The NRL has issued a “please clarify” to NSW which they’re but to answer, whereas Cordner dominated himself out of the rest of the collection.

With the problem drawing widespread scrutiny from throughout the nation’s sporting panorama, Johns got here out in defence of the Blues and their medical integrity.

“I want all of the individuals who do not know of what is going on on behind the scenes medically with NSW and the Roosters, would simply shut their mouths it simply drives me psychological.

“Everyone knows he is had (concussion) issues this yr, however the folks concerned… Nathan Gibbs he is been a physician in rugby league for round 30 years, and for folks to query his integrity. They only have to shut their mouths.

“Additionally with the Roosters and their medical employees, they have been the chief within the NRL. They’ve rested gamers longer than another membership with their gamers’ concussions. If you do not know what is going on on behind the scenes, shut up.”

Fitzy ‘gobsmacked’ over Cordner choice

Johns additionally echoed the feelings of Blues coach Brad Fittler, pointing to the truth that Cordner was cleared to play after present process HIA by a number of the recreation’s main medics.

“The principles and protocols are in place, he handed all of these,” stated Johns.

“I stated in commentary that is recreation over, however im not in there doing a take a look at. To cross them it is advisable to be in your recreation.”

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