Recently it was confirmed that a number of players had joined the lawsuit against the RFL.
Among them was former St Helens, Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR prop Nick Fozzard.
There was naturally a lot of controversy about this decision and Fozzard took to social media to explain it.
“I’m involved in this case to provide for my kids & fiancée when I’m no longer here – I hope you can all relate to that,” he said.
“I’m also involved to help bring about better medical procedures and care for players after injury.”
Following this, Fozzard was hit with a bit of a backlash given the way he used to play.
He would then further explain his decision:
“I feel very lucky to have had the life I’ve had in rugby league I don’t feel bitter I’d do it all again in a heartbeat Just wish I’d have known at the start of my career the facts that were withheld from me so I could have taken out insurance against what was coming.
“Maybe only a crazy person would do it all again in a heartbeat knowing what can be one of you Or maybe just a person with a severe brain injury or a person that has both.”
Interestingly, now Fozzard has taken to Twitter yet again to list the brutal injuries he amassed during his long career:
“4 broken fingers, Both thumbs broken several times, Dislocated wrist, 3 broken arms, broken hand, broken jaw, fractured eye socket, Torn eye ligaments, ACL Knee reconstruction, Blood clot from above operation, 5 left knee cartilage tear operations.
“2 ruptured bicep tendons, sesamoid bone removal foot Pubis synthesis, Dislocated collar bone 8 broken noses Nerve damage neck, I need two replacement shoulders, 1 x Shoulder reconstruction Rib cartilage tear, 100 + stitches in face 20 concussions.”
Perhaps Fozzard is attempting to make a point to those critical of his decision.
Either way it shows just how tough rugby league players truly are.