Josh Morris reveals close call with early retirement, Sydney Roosters News
Posted On September 15, 2021
Sydney Roosters veteran Josh Morris has admitted he plans to retire this year after suffering a serious hamstring injury.
The 35-year-old could make his final game this week if the Roosters don’t win against Manly, but has revealed he fears his career may end prematurely last month.
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Morris’s season was uncertain after sustaining a hamstring injury in early August, but the retired winger was able to return for his side’s final campaign, scoring a try in the thrilling victory of a point from the Roosters over the Titans in last week’s elimination. final.
In the run-up to what is shaping up to be a successful semi-final against the Sea Eagles, Morris has revealed how close he is to stopping him early.
“There were probably a few steps there when I did the hammy, not knowing if I was going to come back or not,” he told 9News Sydney.
“A few days there, I woke up and wanted to go home, but after talking to my wife, she reassured me and told me that everything was fine and that I had to continue to pursue my dream.”
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Friday night’s clash against Manly is marked by a renowned game between full-backs James Tedesco and Tom Trbojevic.
An exceptional season led Trbojevic to be considered the best player in the NRL, which will lead Tedesco according to his teammate Roosters.
“It’s exciting for Ted,” Morris said.
“He thrives in this big game arena and Tommy has been billed as the best full-back this year and Ted will definitely want to have one on him.”
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Tedesco has become an idol for young roosters such as Victor Radley, who says there is simply no conversation as to who the NRL’s first No.1 is.
“I prefer Teddy,” Radley told 9News Sydney. “I might be biased, but I would have Teddy any day of the week. He’s just the GOAT, I love him.”
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