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Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by ellis9 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:17 am

Rob Horne has had to retire from rugby due to nerve damage in his arm.

Terrible news.

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by Mark62 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:19 am

That is terrible, I assume following his injury last week

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by ellis9 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:22 am

Mark62 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:19 am
That is terrible, I assume following his injury last week
Correct.

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by JP14 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:40 am

This is shocking news, a great player
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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by Mark62 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:56 am

It was a relatively innocuous collision as well

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by POSTIGER » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:41 am

That's a tragedy. Horne is a fantastic player too. Don't think I can ever recall a player getting injured and then announcing their immediate retirement in less than a week- the nerve damage he sustained must be pretty extensive, I hope it hasn't caused him too much permanent damage.
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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by strawclearer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:00 pm

POSTIGER wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:41 am
That's a tragedy. Horne is a fantastic player too. Don't think I can ever recall a player getting injured and then announcing their immediate retirement in less than a week- the nerve damage he sustained must be pretty extensive, I hope it hasn't caused him too much permanent damage.
That can cause weakness/numbness and, if severe and hard to treat, chronic pain that's tough to bear. Awful news for the young man.
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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by ghdav27 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:13 pm

Really sad news. Hopefully his injury won't have to bad an effect on him in the future!

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by wormus » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:32 pm

That is terrible news for a fine 28 year old centre with plenty to offer in the future following what looked like a minor collision. Raise a glass to him - even if he cannot.
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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by wardy » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:40 pm

Gutting for the lad. Those that started a Mexican wave while he was getting treatment should hang their heads in shame. They got short shift from others in the crowd who booed them.
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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by POSTIGER » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:02 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:00 pm
POSTIGER wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:41 am
That's a tragedy. Horne is a fantastic player too. Don't think I can ever recall a player getting injured and then announcing their immediate retirement in less than a week- the nerve damage he sustained must be pretty extensive, I hope it hasn't caused him too much permanent damage.
That can cause weakness/numbness and, if severe and hard to treat, chronic pain that's tough to bear. Awful news for the young man.
You're right. I posted that this morning before further details were released. According to the Beeb report he has a battle on to regain feeling in his arm at all. Gutted for the guy.
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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by chris111 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:12 pm

Terribly sad news - and such a shock since, as others have noted, it looked a relatively innocuous collision. I hope the prognosis eventually proves to be a less devastating one, and also that he can make a successful transition into a second career (5-8 years than he would have planned for).

It’s a sobering story, especially as the father of a rugby-playing 12 year old; I’ll be just that little bit more edgy watching him tomorrow morning.

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by Ian Cant » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:54 pm

Feel really gutted for such a great bloke. Let’s hope Saints and the rugby family can do something to support him. Saw Tim Barnwell get a serious injury v Bristol at Twickers in the John Player Cup but Until the ambulance was called for I hoped Horne’s injury wasn’t too serious. Very sad to end his rugby career so young. Good luck for the future.

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by Tiglon » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:03 pm

Huge shame for him, and for everyone in rugby to lose such a talented player.

I'm sure given his success he will not need any financial support.

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Re: Rob Horne forced to retire

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:16 pm

Sad news and gutted for the player, his family, Saints and rugby in general. I wish him well in his future endeavours once he's come to terms with his unexpected situation.

All club rivalry and banter aside, I really feel for him.

I guess this is one reason why players should be expected to look for the best contracts and money they can secure, it's a short career anyway without sudden stops like this.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:40 pm
Those that started a Mexican wave while he was getting treatment should hang their heads in shame.
I agree about Mexican waves no time for them.
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