Kalyn Ponga has spoken out for the primary time since he was concussed within the opening minutes of the Knights win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Ponga took to Instagram on Thursday morning as discuss that the chance to his long-term well being may set off an early retirement swirled. He posted a considerably cryptic picture to his tales thanking followers for his or her assist.
“Recognize all of the love and assist over the previous couple days,” Ponga wrote.
“No matter will likely be, will likely be. Recognize you guys although. Thanks fam x.”
In simply the second minute, Ponga was concerned in a head conflict with Tigers ahead Asu Kepaoa, which despatched him straight up the gamers race the place he was deemed to have suffered a class one concussion. It was his fourth head damage up to now 10 months.
He’ll miss this weekend’s conflict in opposition to the Dolphins.
Phil Gould stated he fears Ponga’s profession is “in jeopardy” and is bemused concerning the Knights’ insistence on shifting the co-captain from fullback to five-eighth.
“The individuals who coach him and work with him daily in all probability know greatest what place he needs to be enjoying. I do not prefer to second-guess coaches for that purpose,” Gould stated on 100% Footy on Monday evening.
“I simply do not perceive the obsession lately with attempting to maneuver class fullbacks into the five-eighth place. Perhaps as a result of they will go and purchase one other fullback however they can not go and purchase one other five-eighth.
“I simply do not know that is the proper place for him in the mean time. My concern with Kalyn – and I’ve retired two gamers due to repeated concussions in my profession – is the convenience with which it occurs now,” Gould added.
“I do not see these knocks as something excessive, (or knocks) that needs to be inflicting that type of downside for him. It simply appears now he reacts badly to collisions which might be actually fairly simple, and that is not an excellent signal.
“I believe his profession is in jeopardy, to be trustworthy. I do not know the way you type via that.
“I get involved extra on the ease with which they get concussed and the way repeatedly that occurs.”