General Joey with slight injury vs Warriors

PB_old

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From the SMH.


Joey under a cloud after gym injury, but Knights are confident he'll play

SUPERSTAR Andrew Johns is suffering from a neck injury sustained while he was lifting weights, but Newcastle are optimistic he will recover in time to play against New Zealand Warriors at EnergyAustralia Stadium tomorrow.

"Joey is a bit crook today," Knights operations manager Steve Crowe said yesterday. "But it's a muscular thing rather than something really serious and I think he'll be right to play."

Newcastle club doctor Neil Halpin examined Johns yesterday and said he thought the halfback and captain would be fit. "Joey hurt himself in the gym yesterday," Halpin said.

"He's got a bit of a sore neck but it doesn't seem like anything too much. I'm going to see him again tomorrow and review it then, but it doesn't seem to be the same major problem he had with his neck a few years ago.

"I didn't send him away for any tests because I don't believe there was the need. He's still got pretty good movement. It's a neck strain to do with the ligaments and he's on anti-inflammatory tablets and having physio.

"Joey thinks he'll play. I think he probably will, too."

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Are they playin' us? And doesn't he always play injured? This could cue an intensive softening up period. Who's John's smacker designate; Price the charge-down king?
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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Hard to tell... but if it IS true he injured his neck, I`d say it was more to do with the stress of recalling the Aussie loss to the Kiwis than lifting weights.
 

Etern0L_Warrior_old

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I hope he sleeps wrong the night before the game. I did that and couldn't move my neck for a week.
 

warriors4life_old

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He always gets injured just before he plays us or while playing us.
 

Becs_old

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He said on the footy show he's been training up like an 18 year old. Maybe he trained a little too hard
 

sebastian_old

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It must be fairly serious as the've suspended betting on the game in NSW.
 

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