Alex McKinnon an inspiration to all in rugby league

Alex McKinnon’s plight can highlight the cases of other players with long-term injuries.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Alex McKinnon’s plight can highlight the cases of other players with long-term injuries. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

RUGBY LEAGUE

The Rise for Alex round is sensational and a fantastic tribute to the will and determination of Alex McKinnon.

His future should be assured by the NRL after the accident which left him with a spinal injury and in a wheelchair.

Hopefully it brings to light all the long-term injuries suffered by players and the need to make sure these guys are all looked after.

Former Tigers forward Simon Dwyer struggled with his shoulder and arm for years since he was forced to stop playing.

He is one of several players who deal with long-term injuries from their time in the elite competition.

It’s an important cause.

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