South Sydney prop Liam Knight has opened up about his concussion issues, admitting that he hid symptoms and continued to train for two months before finally coming clean.
“I tried to train through the pain but the more I trained the worse the migraines became – it was like it was stuck on repeat for weeks,” Knight told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“It was my fault because I kept training thinking I’d be OK and didn’t say anything to anybody about the symptoms. I finally told the boys when it all became too much last week.”
26-year-old Knight, who Souths signed from Canberra in 2019, has grown into a key member of the Bunnies’ middle rotation.
Originally, Knight thought he would only miss the Charity Shield after a head clash with teammate Thomas Burgess at training, but the issue has continued to fester.
“I haven’t trained in a week. I can’t even lift weights. I just don’t feel right and feel fuzzy. I’d start training and I’d be fine, but the headaches would start afterwards,” he said.
“It’s now up to me when I train again. I’m waiting to be symptom free. I was putting pressure on myself to get back, but the club were like, ‘relax’, and told me not to rush.
“It’s been an awful time to be honest. It’s actually been a f—ing nightmare. All I want to do is train and play.”
The news about Knight comes just two days after Sydney Roosters skipper Jake Friend officially announced his retirement from NRL due to concussion concerns.
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