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Manu Tuilagi

Post by grobyman » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:34 pm

Listening to the 'eggchasers' podcast earlier today, Tim Cocker one of the presenters (also does BT Rugby game hosting) had a bit of an inside track on Manu. He was at the Glasgow game so presumably picked up the information there.

He did state that he will be out for approximately 6 weeks, he has had many scans and the damage is not muscular now but nerve damage. He has had an operation to remove a bit of nerve tissue and that seems to have resolved the issue. The six weeks is the healing process then hopefully we will see him back fit and raring to go.

Hopefully there will be something to play for in the Champions cup and the league to see the benefit.

A fit Manu on form maybe the catalyst that the team needs?

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Post by G.K » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:42 pm

Maybe but I'd be surprised if he lasted a whole game before he's out injured again.
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Post by strawclearer » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:55 pm

Cockers quoted in the Torygraph...

“We are hoping that within the next two to three weeks Manu will take some part in a squad. He is very engaged with his rehab, his weight is good, his lifestyle is good and he looks in great nick. Manu will make a full recovery and I don’t think you’ve seen the best of him yet. There is still a lot of rugby in him.”
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Post by Soggypitch » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:10 pm

strawclearer wrote:Cockers quoted in the Torygraph...

“We are hoping that within the next two to three weeks Manu will take some part in a squad. He is very engaged with his rehab, his weight is good, his lifestyle is good and he looks in great nick. Manu will make a full recovery and I don’t think you’ve seen the best of him yet. There is still a lot of rugby in him.”
I really hope that is all true!!
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Re: Manu Tuilagi

Post by jgriffin » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:19 pm

I have left side femoral nerve damage from a post-op infection, which tracks from thigh top to hip up the femoral tract (via Mr Gilmore and his groin :smt004 ). If that's how Manu felt :smt010 The operation to remove the nerve is a risky one apparently, can leave one still in pain.
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Post by G.K » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:35 pm

Missed that album - when did that come out?
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Post by Southerntiger » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:45 pm

strawclearer wrote:Cockers quoted in the Torygraph...

“We are hoping that within the next two to three weeks Manu will take some part in a squad. He is very engaged with his rehab, his weight is good, his lifestyle is good and he looks in great nick. Manu will make a full recovery and I don’t think you’ve seen the best of him yet. There is still a lot of rugby in him.”
I can't believe for a professional athlete who gets paid 450k a year, it has to be stated that his lifestyle and weight are good. That should go without saying

People still speak of Manu like he is an 18 year old. The bloke is 25!

Just imagine McCall saying the same quote about Farrell while he was out with his hip and back injury, people would look at MCCall and think what he is on about.

Why is Manu either treated as a child or allowed to behave like a child?

I hope it's the former and not the latter

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Post by G.K » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:49 pm

Think it might be both?
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Post by Tiger_in_Birmingham » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:25 am

Southerntiger wrote:I can't believe for a professional athlete who gets paid 450k a year, it has to be stated that his lifestyle and weight are good. That should go without saying
South Sea island players are reputed to easily pile on the pounds and lose fitness & condition (presumably genetic disposition) they also seem to take longer to recover from injuries.

If he's been layed up / resting his groin for 6 weeks then it wouldn't be beyond the realm of suspicion that he's lost some fitness / leg strength but that his upper body conditioning is as it was before his injury

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Post by drc_007 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:42 am

Tiger_in_Birmingham wrote:
Southerntiger wrote:I can't believe for a professional athlete who gets paid 450k a year, it has to be stated that his lifestyle and weight are good. That should go without saying
South Sea island players are reputed to easily pile on the pounds and lose fitness & condition (presumably genetic disposition) they also seem to take longer to recover from injuries.

If he's been layed up / resting his groin for 6 weeks then it wouldn't be beyond the realm of suspicion that he's lost some fitness / leg strength but that his upper body conditioning is as it was before his injury
I'd have some sympathy for Manu, in heavy training for another sport we used to consume 3-4000 calories per day, and you soon get used to eating almost constantly.

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Re: Manu Tuilagi

Post by G.K » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:39 pm

3 calories a day isn't enough surely?
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Post by strawclearer » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:46 pm

G.K wrote:3 calories a day isn't enough surely?
You should have quit after the ebay quip!
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Re: Manu Tuilagi

Post by G.K » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:35 am

strawclearer wrote:
G.K wrote:3 calories a day isn't enough surely?
You should have quit after the ebay quip!
Unlike Tigers recently - I don't quit. :smt027
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Post by sapajo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:56 pm

BBC Radio Leicester have tweeted " Manu Tuilagi and Mike Williams are expected to be available in time for the Premiership clash with Harlequins on 20th November."

Manu expected but astonished by the speed of Mike Williams recovery. Just hope they are not being rushed back to soon given their respective injury reoccurences.
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Re: Manu Tuilagi

Post by Soggypitch » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:41 am

sapajo wrote:BBC Radio Leicester have tweeted " Manu Tuilagi and Mike Williams are expected to be available in time for the Premiership clash with Harlequins on 20th November."

Manu expected but astonished by the speed of Mike Williams recovery. Just hope they are not being rushed back to soon given their respective injury reoccurences.
Brilliant news if true - would make a huge difference to our team to have both back fully fit.
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