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Jarrod Mullen is among nine senior players on rugby league's pectoral injury list

IT is the favoured exercise of pumped up footballers everywhere, but the humble bench press may be doing more harm than good.



The NRL has witnessed a sudden upsurge in the number of players succumbing to serious pectoral muscle injuries during games. Medical experts suspect bench press training is to blame.

North Queensland's Antonio Winterstein had his season ended prematurely this week by a pectoral tear.

He joins Jarrod Mullen and Cameron Ciraldo (Newcastle), Geoff Daniela (Wests Tigers), Timana Tahu (Penrith), Dave Shillington (Canberra), Roy Asotasi and Scott Geddes (South Sydney) and Joel Reddy (Parramatta), who have had their seasons ended or severely disrupted by the same form of injury.

That's nine in the first 14 rounds. Some clubs have more than one pectoral injury on their books, suggesting a clubwide problem with training regimes.

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"It's on our radar," said chairman of the NRL's Research Board Brian Canavan. The board's next meeting is in early July.

"It is interesting. I draw a comparison to several years ago when groins were a major problem," Canavan said. "We addressed that with modified training programs and they are far less frequent now than they were 10 years ago."

Yoga and pilates are now important in increasing flexibility and preventing groin injuries among players.

Canavan said that since the research board had only been compiling detailed figures and analysis of injury trends over the past four years, it was difficult to place the 2011 pectoral injuries in historical context.

But he said it was the worst year for this injury type since 2007.

"Pectoral tears were pretty uncommon and we used to see one once a year or every couple of years. And all of a sudden n there's been a huge number," said NRL chief medical officer Ron Muratore.

Darwin-based sports physician Geoff Thompson is a former team doctor for the Australian men's hockey side and has been on the medical staff of the Australian Olympic Committee and Australian Paralympic Committee.

Muratore said he believed most of the damage was happening in the gym.

"My gut feeling is not a by-product of what's actually happening in the game itself. It's more a training error," he said.

"I think players are pushing the weights too much and doing too many bench presses, trying to out-do one another."

He said the NRL's research needed to focus on whether the injury was occurring mostly to the tackled player or the player making the tackle.

"The action that tears a pec is equivalent to the bench-pressing action," Thompson said.

"In other words, the motion that brings the arms forward from the side of the body.

"So if you've got a bloke running one way at 30km/h and you try to stop him with your arm alone, rather than your body, then your arm is going to get dragged back behind you. To stop that you try to push forward."

The common belief is that a pectoral tear occurs somewhere in the middle of the large chest muscle, which wraps over the ribcage.

But it is almost always at the place where the muscle and tendon connect.

"If you combine that bench-pressing action with a lot of upper body strengthening, what happens is you get muscle that's too strong for the tendon," Thompson said. "So you get two sorts of tears. You either pull the tendon off the arm bone or you tear at the junction of the muscle and the tendon. They are repairable but they take a long time to recover. It's also very hard to regain that strength again."

Muratore says it is not collisions during games that cause the problem.

"When you go hard into an upper body tackle, it's more of a crash where you're most likely to get bruising rather than a muscle tear," Muratore said. "A tear is where your arm is forced away from you so the muscle is put on an unnatural stretch. That's really uncommon in a game."

That was one reason why the chicken-wing tackle was outlawed.

In the case of Raiders prop Dave Shillington, he tore his pec trying to tackle Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway in round eight. He was one of the lucky ones and only missed seven weeks.

"I think it was just the collision. I threw all my weight into it and he was running pretty fast, too. I hit him with my chest and my pec just went twang and then I find out I've got a grade two tear."

Shillington feels the wrestle and the initial contact in the tackle is a contributing factor.

"You should be hitting guys with the top of your shoulder, or the point of the shoulder. But these days with a lot of the defensive coaching we're taught to catch them with the chest more, with your arms open and lock the ball up while a second person comes in and hits the legs," he said.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 11:48:30 AM »
Shillington not expecting Meninga to tinker

Canberra Raiders front-rower David Shillington is resigned to missing next month's State of Origin decider, despite a succesful return from a pectoral tear against Brisbane a week ago.

One of the best props in Australia when fully fit, the untimely injury cost the 27-year-old his Maroons spot in the two Origin matches so far this year and he doesn't expect Queensland coach Mal Meninga to tinker with his side after last week's 18-8 defeat in Sydney.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 10:54:09 AM »
Lee_Gaskin1: Only downer is pec injury to representative prop David Shillington, may miss 4-6 weeks and out of Origin contention #NRL #CBR #Raiders
25 June 2011, 11:24 pm

Lee_Gaskin1: Only downer is pec injury to representative prop David Shillington, may miss 4-6 weeks and out of Origin contention #NRL #CBR #Raiders

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 10:55:03 AM »
Raiders pay heavy price for win as Shillington injured again

Canberra 25 Parramatta 12



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AS bizarre as Canberra's season has been, it was only fitting that a quirky winning play sealed last night's much-needed 25-12 win against an equally desperate Parramatta Eels.

But the Raiders' fourth win of the season came at a massive cost, with representative prop David Shillington's hopes of a Queensland Origin recall dashed after he suffered a re-occurrence of the torn pectoral muscle which kept him out of the first two games of the series.

Shillington will have scans today to determine the extent of the damage, but Raiders officials suspect he will miss between four and six weeks.

It was the only downer for the Raiders, as underrated five-eighth Josh McCrone capped a superb individual performance with a 73rd-minute field goal to give the home side a seven-point buffer.

This was a one-pointer with a difference. McCrone's strike clipped the shoulder of Parramatta hooker Matt Keating on its way to falling over the crossbar.

Raiders halfback Sam Williams completed his double with three minutes on the clock to give the Canberra Stadium faithful a reward for turning out on a customarily chilly winter night.

The Raiders have made a habit this season of never doing anything easy.

In their past two games they gave up a 22-point lead against the Cowboys, followed by a stunning 24-point comeback at Suncorp Stadium before being sunk by a Peter Wallace golden-point field goal in their loss to the Broncos.

Desperate to move away from the foot of the table, the Raiders were full of intent in the early exchanges.

Centre Joel Thompson almost gave his team the perfect start when he dived over in the right corner in the eighth minute, only for the ball to be forced out by Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne.

The Eels suffered a blow when centre Ryan Morgan left the field with a hamstring injury and didn't return.

The Raiders were completely dominant, turning down three certain penalty goals to maintain the ascendancy. Pressure finally paid off in the 18th minute when Williams stepped his way past the Eels defence to score under the posts.

And when McCrone sliced his way with ease down the right, the Raiders were up 12-0 after 25 minutes and a rout was on the cards.

But inconsistency has been the Raiders' trademark in 2011 - the main reason they're in the lower reaches of the ladder - and while Jarrod Croker's penalty goal gave Canberra a 14-0 buffer at half-time, it only took five minutes after the interval for Keating to burrow his way under the posts to reduce the deficit.

The Raiders hit back almost straight away when fullback Nathan Massey, filling in admirably for NSW custodian Josh Dugan, touched down to extend the gap to 12 points.

Yet the Eels wouldn't go away. Damaging second-rower Taniela Lasalo's ball to put lock Ben Smith over to score brought the visitors back to within a converted try.

But that was as close as the Eels would get.

CANBERRA 25 (S Williams 2 N Massey J McCrone tries J Croker 4 goals J McCrone field goal) bt PARRAMATTA 12 (M Keating B Smith tries L Burt 2 goals) at Canberra Stadium. Referee: Jared Maxwell, Chris James. Crowd: 13,457.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 09:32:34 PM »
Shillington will return sooner than feared

Canberra prop David Shillington is expected to return in two to four weeks after medical staff ruled an injury to his pectoral muscle is not as bad as originally feared.

Shillington re-injured the muscle in the Raiders' 25-12 NRL win over Parramatta on Saturday night.

"Shillo had some scans last night. It doesn't look as bad as first thought," Canberra coach David Furner said.

Injured fullback Josh Dugan is unlikely to return in Monday night's game against the Sydney Roosters, according to Furner.

"He wasn't even really running before last week," he said.

"We normally get an indication that if they're close like the week before you know that they'd be right for this week. At this point I don't think he'll be right."

Dugan has not been named in the squad while Tom Learoyd-Lahrs has come off the bench into the starting side.

New Zealand Test forward Bronson Harrison remains on the bench.

Raiders squad: Nathan Massey, Blake Ferguson, Jarrod Croker, Joel Thompson, Reece Robinson, Josh McCrone, Sam Williams, Brett White, Alan Tongue (capt), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Joe Picker, Josh Papalii, Shaun Fensom. Interchange: Glen Buttriss, Bronson Harrison, Dane Tilse, Trevor Thurling, Josh Miller (one to be omitted).

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 09:47:16 PM »
Shillo planning a rapid return
29 June 2011, 8:11 am

Canberra Raiders star David Shillington is expected to miss just three matches after receiving a better-than-expected report on his injured pectoral muscle.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 05:41:53 PM »
Shillington pledges future to Raiders
5 July 2011, 11:55 am

The Canberra Raiders have re-signed injured Queensland forward David Shillington for three years.

Shillington has been sidelined recently because of a pectoral muscle injury.

The new deal will see the 28-year-old prop likely play out his career in Canberra.

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Shillington a Raider until 2015

Shillington a Raider until 2015

The Canberra Raiders have been handed another huge boost following last night's big win against the Sydney Roosters, with news today that Raiders, Queensland and Australian prop David Shillington has re-signed with the club until the end of 2015.

Shillington was on contract with the Raiders until the end of 2012, but both the club and Shillington were keen to extend the current deal and secure his future in the nation's capital.

Shillington said the choice was easy as far as his football career was concerned and said it's a deal he and the club had been working on for some time.

“I'm loving being at the Raiders. I moved down a few years ago and it's been great for my footy and I've enjoyed living here and working with all the boys,” Shillington said. “The Raiders came to me a couple of months ago and asked me if I wanted to extend and I was quite happy to after we worked out a new deal. I'll be here for next year and three more so I'm here for the long haul.”

Out injured at the moment Shillington said he was confident of a return to the paddock in the near future and said he's hoping he can return to a winning team and make a run at the finals.

“I'm hoping to be back in a couple of weeks and get myself back to playing some week in week out footy,” he said. “I'm hopeful of being back for the Storm match in two weeks but at this stage it's looking more likely like the following week against the Dragons.

“The boys have been great the past two weeks and if we can keep this form up we can win more games and move forward from there.”

Raiders Coach David Furner said the club was thrilled to have Shillington remain in green and said his contributions on and off the field makes him a valuable part of the organisation.

“We've had a number of players re-signing this year and at the start of the year we said we'd be focussing on retention and Dave fits into this category,” Furner said. “It's also for a long period to and to be successful as a club you need players signed up for a long time.

“David is a leader in this team and he brings those qualities and having him here for the future gives us more stability in that position.”

Source: League Unlimited

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2011, 02:36:34 PM »
David Shillington - Raiders TV Extra

David Shillington speaks with Glen Turner about his recent re-signing for this weeks Raiders TV Extra.

To watch Please Click Here

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 03:16:07 PM »
TimGavel: Dan Vidot in #Raiders team as well , Dave Furner says Shillington no chance,Papali could be out for a month
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TimGavel: Dan Vidot in #Raiders team as well , Dave Furner says Shillington no chance,Papali could be out for a month

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 04:26:13 PM »
Bombers clause for Shillington

CANBERRA prop David Shillington says he may still see out his career with the Raiders despite confirming he has a get-out clause in his contract to join the proposed Brisbane Bombers from 2014.

Raiders chief executive Don Furner said yesterday the club agreed to the clause because of the 29-year-old's age and status in the game. However, the contract dictates Shillington can only join a new Queensland team, not an existing club.

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2011, 12:18:22 PM »
Raiders hold off Shillington return

The Canberra Raiders have resisted the urge to rush representative prop David Shillington back for Sunday's NRL match with the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland.

The Kangaroos and Maroons front-rower will miss the trip to Mt Smart Stadium with the torn pectoral muscle which has kept him sidelined for the past month.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 07:45:06 PM »
Chat live with David Shillington

Canberra Raiders front-rower David Shillington will be on hand from midday on Thursday for a live chat with fans of the Green Machine.

The big man is one of the real personality players at the club and will be here to answer any questions you may have for him.

Just make sure you pre-register by clicking here and return at midday on Thursday to square-up with Shillo.

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 11:37:34 AM »
Chat with David Shillington from 12pm

From midday today chat with Canberra Raiders front row forward David Shillington live from 12:00pm AEST (2:00pm NZ).

As the Raiders prepare for their important game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium, David will provide an insight into how the club plans to avoid the wooden spoon, and as well start to build for a more successful 2012 campaign.

David will also talk about his own form, and the honour of being nominated for the Ken Stephen Medal by his club.

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Shillington named Raiders ‘Black Dog’ Ambassador

David Shillington has joined Preston Campbell, Nathan Hindmarsh and Michael Crocker among other NRL stars who will help tackle the stigma associated with mental health issues during this week’s Telstra Premiership ‘Exercise Your Mood’ Round.

It follows on from Shillingtons nomination for the Ken Stephen Medal last week and is another way he is helping in the community.

The NRL has dedicated Round 24 to raising awareness of the positive effects of exercise on mood disorders such as depression and bi-polar as part of their partnership with the Black Dog Institute, a leading Australian and international authority on mood disorders.

In partnership with the NRL’s ongoing commitment to addressing the stigmas surrounding mental health, Black Dog is providing education on mood disorders to NRL clubs (players, officials and staff) and professional training development to NRL Club Welfare and Education Managers.

“Mood disorders such as depression and bi-polar affect people from all walks of life and Rugby League players are no exception,” NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said.

“Something as simple as exercise can play an important part in managing these conditions and it’s important that we work together to break down the stigmas surrounding mental health and let people know that there is help available.”

As part of the round, NRL Clubs will be raising awareness of the benefits of exercise on mental health in their own unique way.

Parramatta Eels captain Nathan Hindmarsh will wear Black Dog ‘orange’ speedos, while the Manly Sea Eagles will parade black dogs at Brookvale Oval at half-time of their blockbuster clash with the Bulldogs.

Titans captain Preston Campbell, a Black Dog ambassador, and his Gold Coast team-mates will also don special edition orange socks to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in the treatment of mental health in Australia.

The Black Dog Institute has undertaken research into the benefits of exercise and its relationship with mental health that shows that people who exercise regularly experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety compared to no treatment.

“Exercise is recognised by many doctors as ‘nature's anti-depressant’. The more we move the better we feel,” said Professor Gordon Parker, Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute.

“Feeling tired and being less motivated in general are two very common symptoms of depression. Start slowly and build-up gradually.

“Exercise as a treatment for depression has the added benefit of improving general health and preventing serious illness.”

‘Exercise Your Mood’ Round activities will promote the mental health benefits from exercising including:

• Release of endorphins
• Interruption of the “inactivity cycle” of depression
• Distraction from worrying
• Changes in the brain’s chemistry
• Reduction in the levels of stress
• Improved sleep, fitness and energy
• Increased sense of control and self esteem
• Promoting social interaction.

To find out more about the campaign and how you can be involved, visit the Black Dog Institute website: www.blackdoginstitute.com.au

Source: Raiders.com.au