Anonymous
Two years ago

Knight to miss Sydney game

Another head knock, apparently.

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Chairman Of The Bored  
Two years ago

At what point do they just get the bloke a stack hat covered in bubble wrap?

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NBL Fan  
Two years ago

Ridiculous. Surely with his head knock history and the article saying he received knocks last month its time to give it up. Think about your quality of life when your older, not earning a few more $$ from bball.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

As this is his last year, he'd probably get paid for the rest of this season anyway.

Its time for him to walk away.

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Cats 4 life  
Two years ago

Yea, this is when the club steps in and tells him that his time is done. That means reshuffle players then so be it.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Cooke should make the most of this opportunity.

Unfortunate for Knight. He needs to think of his long term future with his family

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Freethrows  
Two years ago

This just seems to be one of those (pardon the pun) no-brainers.

Matty Knight has been a star of the League and particularly the Wildcats. It's a shame to think that his legacy will be blighted by continuing to play when his health is obviously an issue. This must surely, now, fall under the 'Cats duty of care to the player to tap him on the shoulder and say "Thanks, mate, your time is up, for your own sake and the sake of your family."

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Should have never been allowed to play this season at all.

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TokotoRulz  
Two years ago

Why doesn't he wear one of those helmet things?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Helmets do not prevent concussion. They protect the wearer from lacerations etc Concussion is the brain bouncing around inside the skull. Helmets do not stop this from occurring.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Agree with everyone else here I thought it was bad enough that he not only chose to play on this season but that the Wildcats allowed him to play on. This was all expected.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Is this thread a repeat of when he was cleared to play this season? Wear a helmet, retire, think about your future. The guy clearly has no brain cells left if he continues to think it is good to keep playing. Isn't this the 5th notification this season about a Knight injury?

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WookieE  
Two years ago

Agree... Enough is enough and the team needs to step in, otherwise he'll be wearing a stackhat permanently...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I wonder how his team mates feel. Sure they probably love having him around. But the risk is clearly there. I sure as shit wouldn't want to be Angus Brandt banging with him in the post. You would hate to be the one that delivers an unintentional blow that causes serious damage.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

It should never be left up to the player. Clearly the medical staff have allowed him to play. They should be sacked immediately.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He can still contribute but not worth risking his long term health over it. Needs to retire ASASP

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

"Helmets do not prevent concussion"

Otherwise boxers would not get punch drunk later in their careers.

Interesting moment in an NFL game last season. Defensive player made a tackle and was in the process of getting up, no apparent problems. Was half way up and on his knees as his team mates came in to congratulate/celebrate, as they do after every play. One of them slapped his helmet (again - as they do after every play), not heavily but firmly, and he immediately went into body swaying and almost collapsed. They took him off and he failed the concussion protocol.

Helmets don't stop the brain from getting shaken about inside the head and that's how the concussion happens.

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paul  
Two years ago

Helmets lessen/prevent some concussions, ie those caused by impact, but not others that are caused by quick movements of the head as PJ mentioned.

A lot of Matt'y seem to come from contact to his face though, he just puts that mug in the wrong place a lot.

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