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Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:47:56 AM »
From The Hogan Stand today:

Crocked Rice fears for future
21 September 2012


Michael Rice admits that he has no idea when - or if - he will ever hurl again.

Kilkenny's All Star midfielder had his finger smashed by a reckless Padraic Maher swing during the All-Ireland semi-final win over Tipperary and the injury immediately ruled him out for the rest of the year. But there is also doubt over the player's future in the game as he confirmed in today's Star:

"I didn't ask that question. I was afraid to ask that question to be honest with you. I don't know how long it will take."

Rice, who spent three nights in hospital, also confirmed that he has not been contacted by the Premier County defender by way of an apology.

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Re: Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 11:51:47 AM »
From The Hogan Stand today:

Crocked Rice fears for future
21 September 2012


Michael Rice admits that he has no idea when - or if - he will ever hurl again.

Kilkenny's All Star midfielder had his finger smashed by a reckless Padraic Maher swing during the All-Ireland semi-final win over Tipperary and the injury immediately ruled him out for the rest of the year. But there is also doubt over the player's future in the game as he confirmed in today's Star:

"I didn't ask that question. I was afraid to ask that question to be honest with you. I don't know how long it will take."

Rice, who spent three nights in hospital, also confirmed that he has not been contacted by the Premier County defender by way of an apology.

Ah jaysus, talk about 2+2 = 5. Rice 'didn't ask the question' and doesn't 'know how long it will take'. Therefore his future is in doubt. That's a bit of a stretch.

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Re: Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 02:44:19 PM »
It does sound pretty bad though. I was reading that his hand was so smashed up that they had to put in a plate and seven screws. I'm no doctor but that sounds career threatening to me. Very bad form on Maher's part not to have apologised by now.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 03:00:36 PM »
Mahers challenge on Rice that day was one of the worst I have ever seen. Swung a foot away from the ball with pure intent on inflicting pain/damage AFAIC
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Re: Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 03:01:29 PM »
Terrible tackle. Hope he plays for the cats again!

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 04:31:32 PM »
Mahers challenge on Rice that day was one of the worst I have ever seen. Swung a foot away from the ball with pure intent on inflicting pain/damage AFAIC

The result of the challenge was bad but I don't know if the tackle/pull was all that bad,did Mahers hurl not travel up Rices rather than a pull across the hand,it was a complete accident I'd say.

What about the apology though,is it expected nowadays,the KK lads have done a fair bit of rough tough and dangerous tackling to opponents over the past number of years,maybe they have apologized privately but I doubt it.

Did anyone see  Brian Hogans pull on Iarla Tannian in the first two minutes of the AI final,it fairly downed him but no lasting damage but I suppose that is the difference really,you are in the clear if there is no long term damage.


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Re: Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 09:03:38 AM »
At the very least what Maher did was dangerous play in that incident. He also nearly took the head of Power in the first half that day, along with two other wild pulls in the second half

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Re: Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 10:41:14 AM »
Maher pulled a good foot or more behind the ball absent so his bas went smashing right into MR's hand. It didnt travel up the stick.

It was a really low blow and one I'm fairly confident that was delivered with intent.
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Re: Michael Rice--Hurling future in doubt!
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 09:50:37 AM »
It was a wayward swing, but people are only saying it was dangerous because of the outcome.
You'd see half a dozen like it in a full blooded game and no one passes any remarks.