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Sport Comment: Who needs an ACL? Wallace as tough as they come

22:10  12 june  2018
22:10  12 june  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

Penrith Panthers veteran Peter Wallace opens up on decision to retire

  Penrith Panthers veteran Peter Wallace opens up on decision to retire "Everyone wants the fairytale finish for me, it wasn't to be."Wallace has been restricted to just 78 appearances for the Panthers since 2014, including just nine games this season, with the veteran suffering with chronic knee injuries throughout his career.

Turns out, Wallace tore the anterior cruciate ligament ( ACL ) in his right knee. I think it makes you tougher , and it makes you take steps in different directions Wallace has similar advice for younger players who might tear their ACL : Stay focused and work hard at getting your knee strong again.

There are tough decisions ahead of him, but rest assured: Hurney is not the same general manager Robinson is a prodigious young talent coming off an ACL repair. Wallace is 31 years old but was still The Panthers also need a “separation artist” at receiver and an explosive edge rusher who can

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Peter Wallace, one of the toughest NRL players in the modern era, says it will be sad not to be on the field but no less satisfying should the Panthers go on to win the NRL title without him.

The Penrith captain was forced to retire on Tuesday due to injury, announcing the end of a career that included 240 NRL games for the Panthers and Brisbane and four State of Origin appearances for NSW.

"I've always been able to play and train with injuries and a bit busted, but it's getting harder," said the 32-year-old, who had been sidelined in recent weeks with a shoulder injury.

Panthers captain Wallace retires from NRL

  Panthers captain Wallace retires from NRL Penrith captain Peter Wallace has retired from rugby league with immediate effect, after battling chronic knee injuries in recent years. Penrith captain Peter Wallace has been forced to call time on his rugby league career with immediate effect due to chronic knee problems.It's understood 32-year-old Wallace, who will move into the coaching ranks, texted his teammates on Monday to announce his decision and will continue limited training in case the Panthers need him to play in an emergency."It's an incredibly selfless act from Peter.

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Who requires an ACL reconstruction, how should the reconstruction be performed, which graft should be used to repair the ACL and when can an athlete return to sports are very important considerations that surgeons and patients Not all patients need to consider an ACL reconstruction… but most do.

Penrith's general manager of football, Phil Gould, made the startling revelation Wallace had played the last two years without an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

"Peter has repeatedly played for the club with injuries that would keep the normal man home in bed," Gould said.

Retired: Penrith captain Peter Wallace. © NRL Photos Retired: Penrith captain Peter Wallace. After undergoing reconstructions on his right knee in 2006, 2014 and 2015, Wallace only discovered he had played without an ACL after he jarred his knee against Parramatta in round eight last year.

This was the same player who once refused to come from the field and played through 50 minutes of pain with a ruptured ACL in a game against Canberra in Bathurst.

Teammates and rival players hailed Wallace's toughness on Tuesday.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament , or ACL tear, is one of the most common knee injuries, but also one of the most feared ones. Since ACL is a tough tissue that keeps However, an interesting information arose; a staggering 60 percent of the patients who delayed the surgery found that the never needed it after all!

There is this notion the better you go into surgery, the better you tend to come out, and it’s a true one. If you’re an athletic person though, and most who tear their ACL are, you’re probably already going into (Baseball players excluded, as they often tear their ACL from their biggest hazard of a sprinkler.)

A fitting end for the selfless warrior, who shifted from the halves to hooker out of necessity, would have been to hoist the Provan-Summons Trophy high in the middle of ANZ Stadium on the first Sunday of October. Penrith, the joint competition favourites, could well be there, but for Wallace such a fairytale farewell was not to be.

"I made the decision last week and it got to the point I wasn't able to give my all. I needed to train well to play well and I couldn't," Wallace told Fairfax Media.

"The team is going well, so I thought it was time. It's hard but the right thing to do.

"My wife [Madeleine] was the first person to know. I've spoken to her a while about it. It was going to be my last year anyway. It's just happened a bit quicker.

"I had a good meeting with 'Gus' [Gould] last Friday. We went over everything and what the future looked like for me at the club.

"He said, 'it would be great if you can help out with the coaching staff, and moving forward there's a role for you at the club'. I then let the boys know on Sunday via message on a group chat we have.

Gus' 'good news and bad news' for Wallace

  Gus' 'good news and bad news' for Wallace Phil Gould has detailed the remarkable chain of events that led to Peter Wallace playing his last two years for the Panthers without an ACL.Wallace shocked the NRL by retiring effective immediately this week but his career could have ended two seasons earlier had Gould and the Panthers brains trust been aware of a fourth ruptured ACL which happened without the player's knowledge just before a switch from halfback to hooker sparked a career renaissance.

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Philip Rivers injured the ACL in his right knee in this Jan. "This is so fun, I couldn't wait for this to come ," said Rivers, who is entering his third season as a starter. It's been three months and he's at a minicamp? We've known all along how tough he is and what he means to this team."

"I wanted to get my feelings out there and tell them exactly what was going on. It definitely made it real. Even though you make a decision in your head, it's not until you put it out there and let other people know that it becomes real. That was the hardest thing."

The fact Wallace played so long without an ACL beggars belief.

Respected sports doctor Nathan Gibbs, who works with the NSW Origin team, said it was extremely rare to continue playing any form of sport without an ACL.

"And it's for the two simple reasons the knee is unstable and it bloody hurts," Gibbs said.

"Plenty of players can play injured, but not many can play well when injured. So that's a rap on the mental toughness of Peter."

Wallace said scans cleared him to return at the start of 2016 and the discovery shocked everyone nearly 18 months later after his knee ballooned at the end of the Eels clash.

As for the chance of being there on grand final day and watching Penrith possibly lift the trophy without him, Wallace said: "I'd love to be a part of the playing group, but I'll still be involved with the boys. I've been a big part of this young group the last few years and had a role in their development so that will be just as satisfying.

"[Back-up hookers] Waide Egan and Sione Katoa are doing a really good job at the moment and have come on quicker than we thought.

"The club is in a good place. There's still a fair bit of footy to be played but we're ticking along nicely."

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