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Appalling injury has left star “struggling to see”

All of the Rugby League fraternity was concerned when they saw the initial photos of Ryan Brierley’s eye injury against Leeds last weekend.

The Centurions playmaker’s eye sliced open as he underwent surgery the day after and boss Kurt Haggerty – in Leigh’s pre-match press conference for Leigh’s clash against Hull FC on Sunday – did not understate the severity of the injury.

“They don’t look great the photos,” said Haggerty.

“It is probably the first day I’ve seen Ryan with his eye slightly open today.

“He has been struggling with his vision – it is the first day today where his eye has been open a little bit but he is really struggling for him to see out of it. His vision is extremely blurry.

“It is a slice just on the inside of his eye so it is affecting his vision and the cut has made his eye swell over it so he is really struggling to see.

“We are not too sure on the timeframe of him being out yet.

“He has been around the place and he is getting better each day.

“We are just being very cautious with it and what he can do.”

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