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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayside Titan View Post
    Scans revealed significant ankle ligament damage for Jai Arrow, will review with surgeon next wk. Expected 6-12 wk recovery period. Likely high grade syndesmosis injury, which if surgery is required usually results in 8-10 wks recovery. Unfortunately Origin series over for him

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    Devastating news for us too

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    Ash Taylor got busy working in manual jobs during his break from footy
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    Million dollar rugby league star Ash Taylor is ready to return to the game with a renewed physical and mental perspective following a 2,000km hard yakka road trip.

    Million dollar rugby league star Ash Taylor has turned to mining and hard labour to convince himself he still has the love for being a professional NRL player.

    Taylor will report for training with Gold Coast Titans on Monday, 10 days after the highest-paid player in the club’s history took time out to address mental-health issues.

    In the wake of the savage social media attacks that triggered Taylor’s request for a break, the 24-year-old half back spent the past week-and-a-half on a 2000km road trip from the Gold Coast to the far west Queensland town of St George, where he was raised, across the border to Lightning Ridge, finally arriving back in Brisbane on Saturday.



    At each stop, Taylor not only sought comfort in family and friends, he opted to work alongside them.

    Hard, physical labour. Concreting in his old home town. Down the mines in Lightning Ridge in a borrowed hard hat. Labouring on a building site in Brisbane.

    Each experience was a long way from his true workplace, the lush turf of Cbus Super Stadium, and in areas so remote that he had to listen to the Titans’ victory over the Broncos on Sunday on an old transistor radio.

    There were fears Taylor, touted as a State of Origin prospect just a year ago, might never play again. The pressure of being paid $1 million a year at a struggling NRL franchise and the savage criticism on social media had become too much.

    The trip was all about looking at life on the other side. Instead of bringing home $83,000 a month as the Titans’ No.1 player, he checked jobs just as tough as playing NRL but worth around $80,000 a year instead.


    Opal fields at Lightning Ridge.
    Having seen how the majority of Australians live, Taylor will return to work at the Titans Monday with a renewed physical and mental perspective.



    He will get regular counselling and psychological help to cope with on-field pressure and off-field life choices.

    “Life is about self discovery,” Titans culture chief Mal Meninga said. “Ash is still trying to find his way in life. He is only a young player.”

    Titans chairman Dennis Watt applauded Taylor’s work ethic. He said: “Swinging a hammer, pushing a wheelbarrow and shoveling concrete, while working alongside family, has been good therapy for him.

    “It is a reminder of the real world but also that he has other skills and a whole network of people who genuinely care for him.

    “In spending time in his hometown of St George, Ash has also re-connected with his people, which is important to him as a young indigenous man.

    “Ash is up for the challenge but appreciates there is hard work ahead.”



    Sources close to Taylor said he struggled to escape from *family-related personal issues that deeply affected him. As a result, the Titans are *building better support systems around him.

    Gold Coast bosses will help Taylor with family and personal issues where they can.

    “Ash is a decent and generous young man who is drawn to helping others,” Watt said. “Family is enormously important to him. He is quick to put his hand up for our community work and is a real champion in that field.

    “On top of our regular welfare and education programmes, the club and the NRL are working with Ash to put all the professional support around him he requires to help cope with the pressures of being in the public eye as a professional sportsman.

    “Ash is ready to roll his sleeves up and get back to work. And we will be right there in his corner with him.”

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    ^^^^ perfect.

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    11 days away has done more damage to his career and he's rushing back. Good luck, hope they don't put him back in the Titans side without a decent amount of time in QCup.

    His dad also needs to realise the futility of having a FB fight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunctionBlock View Post
    11 days away has done more damage to his career and he's rushing back. Good luck, hope they don't put him back in the Titans side without a decent amount of time in QCup.

    His dad also needs to realise the futility of having a FB fight too.
    Could you tell us a bit more about the FB thing?
    And our season is done and dusted so why not give Taylor a few weeks in QCup to get the spark going again and also to give Jacks a bit more opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bods View Post
    Could you tell us a bit more about the FB thing?
    And our season is done and dusted so why not give Taylor a few weeks in QCup to get the spark going again and also to give Jacks a bit more opportunity.
    It was on one of the Titans fan pages. People were giving to him about being a million dollar flop and his dad jumped on and tried to stick up for him and a couple of people didn't want to hear it and gave it back. Just a typical waste of time FB argument that does no one any good. Emotionally charged too so never ends well. Admin deleted the post shortly after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunctionBlock View Post
    It was on one of the Titans fan pages. People were giving to him about being a million dollar flop and his dad jumped on and tried to stick up for him and a couple of people didn't want to hear it and gave it back. Just a typical waste of time FB argument that does no one any good. Emotionally charged too so never ends well. Admin deleted the post shortly after.
    Thanks JB. Sounds ugly. Parents on fan sites is rarely going to end well. I actually upset a players parent once (hard to believe I know).
    Anyway another players parent on the other hand has also contacted me and appreciates my postings so you win some, you lose some but we are fickle and passionate folk so parents really should probably be safest to just stay off the fans sites.
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    Not trying to sound like a dick but is being away from the game for 10 days and doing a bit of 'hard work' in the community supposed to make him a better player again? If only it were that simple. I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotitans101_ View Post
    Not trying to sound like a dick but is being away from the game for 10 days and doing a bit of 'hard work' in the community supposed to make him a better player again? If only it were that simple. I'll believe it when I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotitans101_ View Post
    Not trying to sound like a dick but is being away from the game for 10 days and doing a bit of 'hard work' in the community supposed to make him a better player again? If only it were that simple. I'll believe it when I see it.
    Me too. It's easy to do hard work in the community when your employer is still paying you a million a year. Taylors form has been rubbish for 18 months so I'm not sure whether he'll ever meet the initial expectations.

    As for people that target his partner or family, that is disgraceful and people that do that should be ashamed. Leave them out of it.

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    I was also surprised he is only away for such a short period of time.

    The hard work must not have been his go. hour or two of running and passing at training would be much easier i imagine.

    I remain open minded, but think a few games in Q Cup are in order to build some confidence.

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    Ash Taylor won't be making a return for Titans this week. Still a couple of weeks away and will then likely be through Intrust Super Cup. Michael Gordon seeing specialist tomorrow for clearance but won't be back this week either.

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    Saw a happy snap of Gordon Overseas with his family. Thought he must have been close to resolving his blood clot issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunctionBlock View Post
    Saw a happy snap of Gordon Overseas with his family. Thought he must have been close to resolving his blood clot issue.
    He did a light session today with the B team wearing the no contact bib so don’t expect him back in the short term

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    I agree, I'd like to see Ash have some time in Queensland Cup. I think it would be good for him.

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