McGregor confirms Widdop’s role for remainder of finals campaignSeptember 11, 2018
St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has confirmed the extent of captain Gareth Widdop’s shoulder problem which will see the five-eigth miss the remainder of the finals.
Widdop hurt his shoulder again against Brisbane on Sunday – with doctors unable to put it back in until more than 30 minutes after incident.
“His shoulder didn’t go in until after the siren,” McGregor said.
When I went downstairs after the bell had gone and he’d been off the field for a very long time, his shoulder was still out.”
McGregor however said Widdop would be involved with the team’s preparation this week.
“He’s in a lot of pain but he will do everything he can to help the team win next week, even though he won’t be on the footy field.”
Despite the huge 48-18 win over the Broncos, the Dragons will start big underdogs against arch rivals South Sydney.
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