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Ex-player says former club should release one of the world’s best players

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles full-back Tom Trbojevic departed for America on Saturday to begin work with world renowned reconditioning specialist Bill Knowles.

Trbojevic will spend two weeks in Philadelphia with Knowles, who is currently working with Melbourne Storm full-back Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Knowles will work on reconditioning Trbojevic’s body, and in particular, his hamstrings, over 20 sessions in 10 days. Trbojevic suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain at training in December with a six to eight weeks recovery period expected.

Trbojevic will be joined on the trip by Sea Eagles Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Andrew Lowndes, who will learn from Knowles.

However, after recurring injuries former Grand Final winner with Manly Peter Peters has urged the club to release him.

“Yes, (I would release him to a rival) if it continues,” Peters said to ex-Hull FC man Josh Reynolds on the Big Sports Breakfast.

“I think it’s a business decision. He may have to take an early retirement if it keeps going.

“He’s played 121 games and he made his debut back in 2015. It’s just not enough games.

“He’s a superstar but it’s like having a Lamborghini full of petrol in the garage, but you can’t drive it because, mechanically, it’s not sound.

“It’s a huge make-or-break for Turbo’s career in the NRL. He’s 26, he’s got so many good years in front of him, if he’s fit.”

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