Discussion in 'South Sydney Rabbitohs' started by TerryG, May 28, 2013.
would've been a chickenscratch.
Sutton - 3-4 weeks.
Rabbitohs lose star prop over grade-two dangerous contact charge.
Ben Te’o will miss the Club’s next four matches having taken an early guilty plea for the grade two dangerous contact.
Adam Reynolds - 5 months. Due to injury from "tackle". (Attack on legs).
Isaac Luke - ??? Due to injury from "tackle" (boot to head).
In so far as injuries includes those that are self-inflected....
Rabbitohs duo Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray rushed to hospital
September 23, 20156:47am
Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray hospitalised
Phil Rothfield, Taylor Auerbach and Carleen FrostThe Daily Telegraph
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POLICE are investigating South Sydney duo Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray after they collapsed early on Tuesday in a suspected double prescription drug overdose.
The Rabbitohs players were recovering in the intensive care unit of St Vincent’s Hospital on Tuesday night, having regained consciousness after being placed into induced comas.
The childhood best mates were fortunate things didn’t turn tragic after paramedics found one of them not breathing when they arrived at Gray’s Rosebery house about 3.45am on Tuesday.
South Sydney chief executive John Lee insisted the pair had taken too much painkiller medication, which was prescribed to them by their specialists following recent bouts of surgery.
The Daily Telegraphunderstands police found empty cans of energy drinks at the residence and that detectives will examine how both players suffered drug overdoses at the same time.
It’s believed that once the pair have recovered, that the Rabbitohs will offer the players structured ongoing support.
Walker, 20, and Gray, 21, were with two friends — who are not first grade teammates — when they suffered an adverse reaction at about 3.45am on Tuesday.
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One of the friends called emergency services and paramedics rushed to the scene. When they found the pair, Walker was in a pool of his own vomit and at least one of them was not breathing. They were driven to St Vincent’s hospital.
Police were not called at the time.
Walker and Gray were officially listed as being in a stable condition on Tuesday.
Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker pictured having dinner with friends just hours before being rushed to St Vincent's Hospital. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram
At the time the pair became ill they were in a granny flat at the rear of Gray’s family home in Rosebery and watching movies, a relative said.
Neighbours said they did not hear any loud music or signs of partying.
Aaron Gray’s father Brian, who owns the home, left late Tuesday morning to be by his son’s bedside. He was told his son and Walker were in critical conditions when they left the home and his son was in an induced coma at the hospital when he arrived.
The issue also hit the Roosters hard because Brian Gray has worked for the club for more than a decade.
Police visited the family home on Tuesday to talk with witnesses.
Lee told a packed press conference that his players had taken too much of their prescribed medications.
Lee said he was still trying to ascertain the exact nature of the painkilling medications that the players took.
He said the medications were not prescribed by the club doctor but instead a specialist, adding that he was “pretty sure” the players were not drinking when the incident occurred.
He said the drugs were used not for fun but to treat pain.
“It will become clear that they had actually taken more than the regulated amount of prescribed medication,” he said.
Rabbitohs player Dylan Walker and teammate Aaron Gray have been taken to hospital. Picture: Gregg PorteousSource:News Corp Australia
“The consequence of that was that early in the morning a third person who was at the house noticed that there were side effects including vomiting and other side effects which lead for him to alert an ambulance.
“It was called to the house and the players were transferred here to St Vincent’s hospital.”
“In think the term that was used by the intensive care staff or the medical staff was that they were sedated,” he said.
“They were sedated for some time for medical reasons.”
Dylan Walker Instagram image, with Aaron Gray, from five months ago. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram
Aaron Gray pictured in hospital four days prior to being rushed to St Vincent's with Dylan Walker. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram
It is understood Walker and Gray were taking Targin — a brand of Oxycodone — as part of their recuperation from surgery.
Late on Tuesday the two were showing signs of improvement but remained in intensive care.
Walker has represented Australia, while Aaron Gray played a handful of games for the Rabbitohs in his debut season this year.
Walker underwent hand surgery while Gray underwent a knee operation following the end of the Rabbitohs’ finals campaign last week.
Originally published as NRL star found in pool of his own vomit
We needn't be too hard on these two.
It can be very difficult to time and read your medical prescriptions when your falling down drunk.
And who knows, next time, they may make a more thorough job of it.
Getting drunk or ...
A big lesson for both these players. But this issue is a society problem, not just a rugby league issue.
Laurie Daley says NRL players should turn in teammates with prescription drug addictions for their own good
Updated about 9 hours ago
New South Wales coach Laurie Daley has urged players to contact the NRL if they suspect teammates have an addiction to prescription drugs.
Daley's comments come in the wake of South Sydney's Aaron Gray and Dylan Walker being rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Tuesday morning after they overdosed on painkillers.
Daley said it was important to determine why people were addicted to prescription drugs and provide them with assistance.
"If players are too scared to talk about it, we might see something serious occur," Daley told News Corp Australia.
"Anyone, if they know someone who has a problem, should be contacting the NRL, or other people who can help, because that's what mates do.
"If someone has an addiction and you really care for them, you will get them help.
"If my kid had a drug problem and everyone knew, I would be absolutely horrified if no one told me."
We don't want people to find themselves in a position where they end up dying.
Daley said the game must support players, regardless of the issues they were facing.
"We don't want people to find themselves in a position where they end up dying," Daley said.
"If people are addicted to whatever it may be - gambling, alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs - we have to get them help.
"If we don't get help, it can lead to ultimate consequences - which can be death.
"If you're a friend, you have to support and help them.
Daley did not suggest Walker and Gray were addicted to painkillers, but said he was relieved their condition was improving.
"We don't know what has happened just yet but if there is an issue let's get to the bottom of it," Daley said.
He said it was important players with addictions were provided with education.
"An addiction can be like depression," Daley said.
"And if you are dependent on alcohol and drugs, you require people to help get the right avenues to get better.
"Pick up the phone and ring someone. Get them the appropriate help."
"Dob in a drugie" - Daley.
Sure thing Laurie. That's bound to work or Lance Armstrong wasn't the first man on the Moon...oh wait..
42 - 10 win might have come at a cost. Already a few off for a while.
Reynolds - broken/dislocated jaw. Sutton - Pec - maybe 12 - 20 weeks depending on injury. Plus that other bloke in the neck brace didn't look good to me.
Sutto in a bad way, maybe season ending injury.
Reyno, not sure yet, could have been worse.
These blokes are tough though - I'd be on the ground in pain ...
Reynold 8-10; Sutton 16.
I heard 6 weeks for Reyno, 16 for Sutto..........lucky that Keary wasn't released.
Yeah, he's gone to halfback this week.
Rumour of 12 weeks recovery for Reyno.
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