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‘Had to get needled every game’: Smith’s secret injury revealed – Fox Sports

Melbourne Storm’s champion skipper Cameron Smith secretly played the final two months of the season with a chronic shoulder injury that required painkilling injections….

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The 37-year-old missed three games after suffering a grade two AC joint injury while scoring a try in Melbournes 27-12 win over Newcastle in Round 12 but was determined to return to the field.
Speaking toThe Sydney Morning Herald, Storm football manager Frank Ponissi revealed the severity of the injury, which was so bad Smith had to get injections to get through training sessions.
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