Marcus Adams’ battle with ongoing concussion symptoms has sparked a call for the AFL to introduce a contract security web for gamers and salary cap protections for golf equipment.
The Brisbane Lions defender has been dominated out of the finals, with senior coach Chris Fagan stressing they’re extra involved about Adams’ well being than his soccer.
The 29-year-old sustained a rib harm in a conflict throughout a sport earlier this month and skilled delayed concussion symptoms within the following days.
Evaluation, native footy and the most important moments, Seven and 7plus are the house of footy exhibits for each fan. Stream all of them for free on 7plus >>
Adams is reportedly affected by complications and spending a lot of his time indoors, having been hit by migraines and blurred imaginative and prescient when he has left the home.
“He’s in good hands and all the right things are being done as we speak,” Fagan mentioned.
“He’s worried about it. He’s optimistic that he’ll come right, which is great, but he’s also on the other hand, fairly nervous about it and hoping that he will come right.
“So it’s a bit of an unknown time for him I guess and a difficult time.
“We’ll wrap our arms around him as a footy club and make sure he gets all the help and expertise that he needs to hopefully get over this and first and foremost make a good recovery.”
Adams is within the lucky place of being underneath contract for 2023 however different gamers in related conditions haven’t been so fortunate.
Geelong teenager Sam Simpson has not managed to play an AFL sport this yr after being set again by concussion symptoms following a head knock within the pre-season.
The 24-year-old, whose final seven AFL video games take within the 2020 grand closing and three different finals, has been hit by different accidents since returning to the monitor however remains to be with no deal for subsequent season.
Hazard calls for rule change
With Simpson and Adams entrance of thoughts, Cats star Patrick Dangerfield this week questioned whether or not the AFL ought to introduce a brand new concussion mechanism connected to the 18 golf equipment’ major lists.
The AFL Gamers Affiliation president believes contracts needs to be carried over into subsequent season when footballers are sidelined by concussion symptoms.
“It takes all stress out around what the future may hold for that player so there’s no pressure around how fast you can return to training,” he mentioned on The Field with JJ and Danger podcast.
“You can say as much as you like ‘don’t worry about the future’. That is impossible for everyone. Everyone is always planning for the future and what may lay ahead.
“I wonder whether there is a mechanism that could potentially be employed where if you fit these certain protocols, concussion et cetera, that you’re paid outside the salary cap to a certain amount and that can be for an extra year so there’s no stress, no pressure to return that same year for that player.”
Dangerfield added: “So we’re not rushing back, and we’re treating the symptoms with the utmost care and sincerity and acknowledging that you’re going to take the time to get back right.
“And you don’t have that pressure of ‘my contract is ending at the end of the year and I’ve got to get back and show the staff, the coaches and recruiting staff that I’m right to go’.”
GWS Giants veteran Matt de Boer referred to as time on his profession this month partially due to lingering concussion symptoms.
Pay attention to the total episode of The Discipline with JJ and Hazard under as the blokes dive into:
– Bye week
– AFLW wrap, AFL finals preview
– Cricke’s tribute to Andrew Symonds
– Shaq’s go to to Australia and extra NBA
– Previewing the NFL season, and Tom Brady’s future
– Mirror on the Media, Three Votes and Joe the Goose