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Nick Fozzard promises that “full story” behind legal case will explain everything

Hull FC's Lee Radford and Willie Manu tackle Hull KR's Nick Fozzard

The legal action being taken by former Rugby League and Rugby Union players has now reached a total of 378 players.

The RFL, along with other organisations, are set to have to deal with a court case where players will claim they suffered brain injuries due to playing the sport.

Covering bodies in football and rugby union will also have to deal with the case which is due to be filed at High Court recently according to BBC.

BBC have also reported that the new claimants include 100 former rugby league players and that over 200 ex-rugby players are involved.

Of these, the headline addition is that of Nick Fozzard.

Fozzard started his career at Leeds Rhinos in 1993 prior to playing for Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves.

The best spell of his career came at St Helens, in two stints separated by time with Hull KR.

He also played for Castleford Tigers and Dewsbury Rams.

Speaking to BBC of the decision, he said:

“I once broke my cheekbone, tore my eye ligaments, got concussed,” he said. “I only found out I’d done all that damage a few weeks later. I missed one game.

“The issue isn’t getting hurt, you’re going to get hurt playing rugby league but when you get hurt you need to be fixed afterwards as best you can be and the systems need to be put in there.

“I was never told of any risks. No one said ‘listen this is a really rough, tough sport, these are the risks, this is what could happen to you if you play it and then you know what the score is’.

“But I didn’t know the score. I didn’t know I was going to forget everybody’s names of friends and it would change my personality.”

This week speaking on Twitter, he has underlined the more emotional and heartfelt reasons behind his decision.

“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.”

He added last night:

“I’m representing over a hundred of my friends & old enemies from my battles on the field I’m putting my head up to get knocked off & it feels great ! – just like old times!! Thanks fir all the messages of thanks from so many who are struggling – it makes it all wort while.”

Former Man of Steel Adrian Vowles responded saying he disagrees but respects his views.

This prompted Fozzard to claim “the full story” will explain everything:

“Love you too Adrian I fully understand and respect your views I felt the same as you – until I found out what had gone on It’s not good Can’t say anymore but I think you’ll understand better when the full story is told.”

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