Micheal Luck is preparing to push his renowned tolerance for pain to new levels, with the Warriors hard man revealing he will play the rest of the season with a broken hand if necessary.
While the team needs him, Luck also needs to play. Off contract at the end of the season, he needs to show he can still produce the goods after a horrific run of medical problems that has seen him endure four surgeries since November. He’s had a shoulder repaired and a ligament reconstructed on a ring finger, but the main problem has been the bone he broke in his hand during the grand final.
Coach Brian McClennan dismissed a query about Luck’s future with a curt: “I’ll never discuss recruitment and retention with you blokes [the media].” However it is believed the club wants to see Luck onfield before committing itself to a contract extension.
Luck said he was fine with being asked to prove there is more life in legs that will turn 30 later this month.