Manly Sea Eagles forward lucky to be walking after sickening collision.
Richie Fa’aoso revealed the moment when he through his life might change, not just his playing career after the Manly Sea Eagles beat South Sydney last weekend.
“I basically ran into a Samoan brick wall and got dealt with,” he said.
The veteran forward underwent scans after running into Rabbitohs prop Roy Asotasi with the outcome showing the backrower had sustained a fractured vertebrae.
The injury will mean Fa’aoso will miss playing alongside his teammates in the biggest game of the year when the play the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium
Rather than feeling sorry for himself, Fa’aoso said he was happy to be relatively unscathed considering what could have happened, and vowed to return to the field next season.
“That’s footy, you have to put yourself in those positions,” the 29-year-old said. “My fault, and that’s what happens.
“I was upset for a bit but I thought my luck had to run out sooner or later.
“But I can’t dwell on it. I’ve just got to be grateful to be part of such a great team here at Manly.
“If everything goes all right I’m fully confident of making a full recovery. I can’t wait.”