Leicester fans praise club for approach to David Denton situation
In what is already a troubling season for Leicester, the club have been dealt the further bad news that David Denton will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a head injury back in October.
The Scotland international has not played since then, and has had to watch the Tigers’ decline from the sidelines, as they are perched perilously above Newcastle at the bottom of the table.
However, player welfare is paramount, and this was a wise decision from both Leicester and Denton, a perception shared by many fans of the famous midlands club on Twitter. Leicester are being singled out as a club that have put their player first, rather than the success of the club.
That is all the more impressive when looking at where they are this season. This is what the Leicester fans are saying on Twitter:
Well done to Leicester and Dave Denton. The intangible nature of concussion infuriates many a player but you only get one brain and it's to last you a hell of a long time once rugby is over. Great to see the right messages coming out. https://t.co/I4i7YfLd1O
— Jamie Lyall (@JLyall93) March 28, 2019
This is yet more damaging injury news for Denton, who has spent a lot of time on the sidelines throughout his career. His much-anticipated move to Bath also resulted in him only playing a handful of games in an injury-ravaged two years.
Many people know what a dynamic and powerful ball carrier he is when fit, but Leicester and Scotland must be despairing at how unfortunate he has been. Worse still, this leaves him very little or no time to make an impression to work his way into Gregor Townsend’s World Cup squad in September.
Such has been the frequency and seriousness of his injuries that some Leicester fans were expecting this news to be Denton’s retirement. Some will question how many more damaging injuries he will need to sustain before that does become the case.
Even though Denton had barely made an impression at Welford Road this season, many Leicester fans are wishing him a speedy recovery, and are looking forward to seeing him again next season.
Really, really need to look after yourself David. Hope to see you fit, well and at your combative best next season. ????
— tagsatiger (@tagsatiger) March 28, 2019
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