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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Midweek Madness - Crocker knocked out by the ball

Midweek Madness - Crocker knocked out by the ball

With our regular Midweek Madness slot here on RD, we do our best to feature the most unique or bizarre moments from the world of rugby. Scouring the globe for interesting clips often includes searching through the world of Rugby League, which always seems to produce an interesting clip or two.

In the recent State of Origin series, Game Three, in which Queensland secured the title, saw burly Melbourne Storm second rower Michael Crocker knocked out from a hit to the head, ending his night temporarily after 51 minutes.

Crocker, who will next year be leaving for England to play for Hull FC, took the blow to the head as he seemingly attempted to charge down a kick. You should always get your arms up in front of you though, and in fact, Crocker didn't really attempt to charge it down at all. He just kinda ran into it.

The impact from the Mitchell Pierce kick on Crocker's melon was such that it knocked him out cold for a minute or two.

Crocker left the field, and this 'Falcon' will go down in Origin history as one of the more memorable ever seen.

The moral of the story? Don't turn your back on a kick.


Time: 02:01

Posted at 1:28 am | 18 comments

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elrolo August 13, 2008 12:26 pm

wow i guess thats why you cant hit on the back of the head in mma or boxing

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jeroz August 13, 2008 12:37 pm

apparently after the match he complained that he was "kicked" in the head by someone.shows the impact from the kick i suppose.....

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Anonymous August 13, 2008 12:57 pm

that'll be one hell of a headache in the morning

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alasdair August 13, 2008 1:31 pm

I Had my jaw broken by a simple ( "chabal" like) pass

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Anonymous August 13, 2008 1:53 pm

gee that was funny

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Keith August 13, 2008 9:16 pm

bloody hell!must have been a hell of a boot coz he is a pretty big player.

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Don August 13, 2008 11:22 pm

"that'll be one hell of a headache in the morning"LMAO!Yeh...bad hit. Very bad one, dude wasnt aware of his surroundings for a while.

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Ed August 14, 2008 10:30 am

it's got nothing to do with how hard you are. it's the angle he gets hit at. I reckon the glancing blow elongated his neck vertebrae a little and that affected his brain stem which controls motor function and the like. It was a fluke.

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Ross August 14, 2008 3:19 pm

what is this? ER?

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Dave August 14, 2008 3:56 pm

Elongated his neck vertebrae? Brain stem? Nice amateur medicine.

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FOS August 14, 2008 7:59 pm

"The moral of the story? Don't turn your back on a kick."Take it right on the end of the conk then eh?!?

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nick August 15, 2008 10:11 am

cory jane copped it worse then this bloke!!!!! amd he got right back up!!!!

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yankflank August 16, 2008 12:43 am

That was point blank range, I'm sure that didn't help. He is just lucky it didn't catch him in the temple.

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Anonymous August 16, 2008 9:30 am

you notice the way he cant even stand up on his own because he's hit so hard

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Anonymous August 16, 2008 12:34 pm

holy crap that must've hurt... haha, knocked him senseless...

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Anonymous August 20, 2008 12:27 am

hahha Rugby League.....

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Cheesekiwi May 02, 2009 12:00 pm

Anyone know if he came back in later?? :p

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bristol academy September 03, 2009 3:55 pm

rugby league pussies

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