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MAKING STRIDES OPENS DOORS TO PUBLIC

When NRL player Alex McKinnon stood for the first time since his spinal injury, the world took notice of the amazing work being done by a local recovery centre. ‘Making Strides’ at Burleigh has now opened its doors to the public. Read More »

JAEGER O’MEARA FREE OF KNEE INJURIES

Jaeger O’meara has finally broken the shackles and is running after double knee surgery. While his recovery is on track, the star midfielder is still in doubt for round one of the regular season. Read More »

BOY INJURED AFTER FALLING FROM RIDE

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A 14-year-old boy from the Central Coast is being treated for a suspected fractured tail bone, after falling from a ride at the Morisset Show. The incident occurred just before 12:30 this afternoon. Local fire fighters were already at the show, and rendered assistance until paramedics arrived. The boy was taken to Gosford Hospital.   Read More »

BOY INJURED AFTER FALLING FROM RIDE

A boy has escaped with minor injuries to his leg and pelvis, after falling three-metres from a carnival ride in Tuncurry last night. Mobile phone footage shows the 10-year-old slipped from the ‘Devils Dance’ ride at around 8 o’clock. He was taken to Manning Base Hospital. Workcover is investigating the incident. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

ABLETT RETURNS ON FORM TO SUNS TRAINING

Suns’ players exploded onto Metricon Stadium this morning, for their first training session after the holidays. Skipper Gary Ablett looked in decent form, but coaches won’t push him too hard. Read More »

SEXTON STRUGGLING WITH PRESEASON INJURIES

While many of the Gold Coast Suns are focusing on building endurance and skills this preseason, Alex Sexton is just trying to keep injury free. The 21-year-old came back strong at the back end of last season after spending much of the year recovering from a dislocated shoulder. Read More »

RYAN JAMES HOPING TO START SEASON ON A HIGH

Another well rested local athlete who is ready to hit the ground running is hulking Gold Coast Titan Ryan James. After a season-ending shoulder surgery in July this year, the 23-year-old is hoping 2015 will be his year to shine. But until preseason training starts, he’s spending time at home in Bundaberg. Read More »

RIDGE HOPES FOR BETTER 2015 SEASON AFTER INJURY WOES

Ben Ridge was stretchered off during round 15 last season and didn’t make it back on the field. He’s since had surgery on his shoulder and groin and is now preparing to make a long-awaited return in 2015. Read More »

HUGHES ENTERS THIRD DAY IN INTENSIVE CARE

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An update on the condition of Macksville cricketer Phillip Hughes is expected today, as the top batsman enters his third day in intensive care. The 25-year-old has been in an induced coma at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital since Tuesday, when he was struck in the head by a cricket ball at the SCG. Hughes was playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. Fellow cricketers Michael Clarke, Brett Lee, Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc have maintained a bedside vigil during the past few days. Meanwhile New South Wales Health Minister Jillian Skinner will meet with the New South Wales Ambulance Service today to discuss concerns about the time it took for an emergency team to arrive at the SCG. Read More »

COAL TRAIN NURSING CALF INJURY

Gold Coast forward, Dave Taylor, has already been struck down with the same calf injury that’s plagued him for the past three years. The coal train had a blow-out in his first session of the season, but expects to be back training soon. Read More »

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