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World News – UA – ‘Thought I was done’: Tigers veteran reveals big secret AFL final injury

Catastrophe struck moments after a teammate concussed out of the match - a man kept Bachar Houli in the match

Premier three-time player Bashar Houli revealed he played in the 2020 AFL Grand Final with an alleged torn calf

The 32-year-old said he was injured in the first quarter, shortly after compatriot Nick Vlastuin was sent off the pitch with a concussion

Only a conversation from coach Damien Hardwick got Houli across the line for the remaining three quarters

« I actually did my calf about two minutes after Nick Vlastuin was knocked out, » he told Tom Browne of 7NEWS Melbourne on Triple M

« I thought I was done, but the big man Dimma said, » I need you, I need you to beat you « I’m so proud to see the boys making this effort »

Houli, who has scored 11 full-time touches, said he had been feeling calf strain in recent weeks but didn’t expect the problem to surface in the grand final

« It was a little tight (before the game) but I didn’t think much about it because I had been in the same situation twice in the last six weeks probably, » he said. declared

« I didn’t think much about it but I sprinted on the floor and it burst I thought it was done I just knew there was no next week and I wanted it all give « 

Houli was one of two Richmond players, alongside Shane Edwards, to stay at home in Victoria for the birth of a child when the league moved north to Queensland centers

His mother Yamama contracted COVID-19 during this time and spent time recovering in an intensive care unit

With his father’s blessing as his mother’s condition improved, Houli, his wife and their extended crew of three set off to Queensland to join his teammates in the Tigers center

« I am so proud of the number of sacrifices our family have made – all the players and their families have just been amazing, » he said.

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin says his journey to becoming the club’s first three-time captain has been « quite an adventure »

« We have talked a lot about the trip and we are celebrating it effectively, » he said on Channel 7

« We came here (to Queensland) but a few days ago, about 110 days ago, I think, treating it like an adventure

« It was a hell of an adventure And finally, it is simply exceptional and I could not be more proud of our whole organization »

Cotchin said he believes some players will miss the life of the hub after helping galvanize a team plagued by on and off pitch scandals throughout the year

« This is probably the first time that we have more haters than lovers, » he said

« But we stayed big and kept playing the way we know is best for us We have incredible support around us We take care of each other

« Our connection is I think moving away from hub life over the next few days there will be some guys who are really going to miss it

« Being in each other’s pockets is weird and I think we’ve almost thrived in it which has been amazing and I certainly know my kids are going to be bored a lot over the next few months. »

Bachar Houli

World News – UA – ‘Thought I was done’: Tigers veteran reveals big secret AFL final injury

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