‘He’s doing absolutely everything he can’: Will Cooper Cronk play?
The NRL Grand Final is just days away and there’s one question on everyone’s lips.
Will Cooper Cronk play?
The Roosters’ star halfback sustained a “severe left rotator cuff” injury while playing in last Friday’s preliminary final against the Sharks.
Questions are swirling about how bad the injury is and whether Cronk will recover in time to play in Sunday’s decider against the Melbourne Storm.
Former Roosters skipper and premiership winner, Anthony Minichiello, says Cronk is keeping his cards “close to his chest”.
“I know that he’s very meticulous with his recovery and the way he prepares for a game, so he’s doing absolutely everything he can to get on the field on Sunday night,” Minichiello tells Luke Grant.
“All Roosters fans are hoping that he will take part in the game.”
Minichiello says Cronk’s experience in finals footy sets him apart, but the Roosters won’t be relying on one man to get the job done on Sunday.
“Our Roosters culture is we don’t really rely on any one player. It’s a 17-man game, with a collective performance we’re looking for.”
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Sydney Roosters great Craig Wing has also weighed in on Cooper Cronk’s condition.
“I’m sure he’ll cut off his left arm if he has to. My personal feeling is he’ll play,” he tells Chris Smith.
“Obviously, he’ll be doing over and above what’s required of him to get on to the field.”
But Wing tells Chris even without Cooper Cronk taking up his place in the halves, Sydney can still beat last year’s premiers.
“It’s just a matter of getting the ball to the right people at the right time.”
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