NRL News James Tedesco rejects Luke Carey’s call for retirement

Roosters captain James Tedesco has denied claims that Luke Kerry may need to retire after he was last dropped in a string of concussions.

Carrie has been named in the Roosters squad to face Eels at CommBank Stadium on Saturday, but doubts have been raised after leaving the field at the half-hour mark of the Roosters’ 26-18 defeat to Storm in the SCG in Round 14.

Speaking to Wide World of Sports, Tedesco said Kerry was “good” and returned to training on Tuesday.

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Tedesco said: “She suffered a concussion – her last was two years ago. She is OK.”

“She will do some light training – she trained yesterday and she was fine. Hopefully it doesn’t have a long term effect … It was a head injury, which happens.

“It wasn’t like it was a sick injury where it was a huge injury, and there have been a few of these this year, but he’s gone and he’s fine.”

Tedesco, who presented a $ 250,000 check to the Starlight Foundation on behalf of Swysh on Wednesday, said he believed Kiri would be better off standing in line in the No. 7 jersey on Saturday night.

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Roosters were forced to leave the field after halfback Storm fullback Nick Mani was hit in the back of the head by teammate Joseph Manu during a tackle.

He suffered several injuries in the 2018 and 2019 seasons, but has not had a registered case since. However, due to a serious knee injury, he played only three matches in 2021.

Carey is the latest in a line of rosters facing Concern concerns. Both Boyd Cordner and Jack Friend were forced to retire last year due to chronic injuries.

Questions about Kerry’s future have revived speculation that Cameron Munster could wear the triangle in 2023.

Speaking of the Fox League NRL 360 On Tuesday night, Munster manager Brath Anasta said that while Kerry himself was considering options for his future in the game, there was no communication from the roosters about any action for his star client.

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