The influential rugby league character Phil Gould contacted Cameron King following the season-ending knee injury of the prostitute Cronulla.
Scans on Monday revealed that the 28-year-old had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing for sharks against Canterbury in a PNG trial.
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The injury was a serious blow to the prostitute journalist who signed a one-year deal with the club in hopes of reestablishing his NRL career after a season with England’s second tier Featherstone team.
“Shattered. The fact that my season is over is still sinking, “King posted on Twitter.
“It was difficult to accept what happened and I would be lying if I said that I am fine. I take things 1 day at a time and I am determined not to let myself be physically or mentally defeated. Thank you all for your support.”
Gould, who recently reactivated his Twitter account, replied King with a few words of wisdom.
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“Cameron. He’s just a playmate, “wrote Gould.
“We do our best to succeed, but it’s still just a game. It doesn’t define you. The biggest game in life is much more important. Your courage and perseverance will be rewarded. You can make a difference in many ways. If you never need anything, just call. “
Cronade captain Wade Graham, who returned from an ACL injury last season, spoke up foxsports.com.au on King’s latest setback on Tuesday, while some other rugby league identities also offered support on social media, including South Sydney assistant Jason Demetriou who trained the Northern Pride prostitute.
“Thinking about you boy. It’s not your first rodeo and it certainly won’t be your last. I’d like to catch up with a coffee buddy. Today you have one more reason to keep things in perspective. I will receive you, “wrote Demetriou.
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Fox League commentator Andrew Voss wished King “all the best” in the second half, as did former NRL player Daniel Vidot.
Melbourne winger Sandor Earl, who suffered an ACL injury after returning from his four-year ban, also offered some words of encouragement.
“Our setbacks build character and resilience, two huge factors on who we are as people,” he wrote.
“These can only be built in the arena when we take the opportunity and commit ourselves to something.
“You will come back, always here to talk about the healing shop, my friend !!
“I wish you the best!”
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