Manly hopes of springing an upset this weekend took a hit today, when goal kicking five-eighth Ben Walker was ruled out of the side to face the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday night. Walker had been named in the run-on side, but will now be replaced by youngster Luke Dorn.
Since suffering a concussion from a heavy tackle three weeks ago, Walker has been unable to train without aggravating headaches the following day. His neck was jarred badly in the tackle and despite noticeable improvement since the incident, this is the second time in as many weeks Walker�s comeback plans have been scuttled.
However, the news keeps getting worse for Walker. As Sea Eagles football manager Peter Peters so eloquently put it when describing the past results of an MRI scan on Walker�s head, �the ones (MRI scans) he�s already had didn�t show anything.�
Jarred neck, concussion, no brain�
Poor Benny, here at League Unlimited we�re hoping for a speedy recovery!