The Canberra Raiders have broken the bad news that star player Terry Campese is out injured for yet another season:
Scans earlier in the week indicated Campese had only sustained injury to his medial meniscus which is a short term injury, but surgery revealed the worst possible news for the Raiders Captain, a rupture to his ACL.
Campese missed the majority of the 2011 season with the same injury.
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Raiders CEO Don Furner said the injury was devastating news for the Raiders playmaker and said the club would stand by him in what is a tough time in his NRL career.
“I’ve had the chance to sit down with Terry last night and he’s shattered with the news,” Furner said. “This type of injury has a 10-15 per cent chance of re-occurring and unfortunately requires an extensive recovery period, which he has already recently been through. It’s terrible that he’s facing the same injury twice within two years, but he will be given the full amount of time to rehabilitate. We did discuss the LARS surgery, however, Terry’s long term health is of the utmost importance, and for that reason the traditional ACL surgery was agreed as the best option.”
“The club will stand by Terry in this tough time and ensure he gets the best medical care and rehabilitation. We request he is given time to get over the reconstructive surgery and this latest setback.”
While it’s admirable to stand by their man, perhaps the Raiders need to start planning for a future without Mr Campese?