Footballers' painful wait for surgery

By Bree Fuller
Updated August 27 2014 - 8:27am, first published August 26 2014 - 9:28pm
David Russell jr, of Woonona, is one of several young football players who have ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments that are not covered by rugby league insurance. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR
David Russell jr, of Woonona, is one of several young football players who have ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments that are not covered by rugby league insurance. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Several teenage rugby league players are being forced to wait for surgery on debilitating knee injuries because insurance for the sport is inadequate.

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