Quote Originally Posted by Greengrass View Post
To be perfectly honest the same thing could happen at any time all it takes is a slip or someone else coming in throwing the player off balance and the intended hit can result in serious injury, which unless tackling is removed, is part and parcel of the game. We have had some big hitters who fortunately never ended with the same result.
Our very own Tony Atherton suffered a serious and life threatening brain injury in 1974.

Leeds player Chris Sanderson sadly died after being taken injured, from the field of play in 1977.

It can happen. Thankfully these incidents are rare.