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Sport Canterbury Bulldogs hoping to retire Kieran Foran on medical grounds - report

07:30  14 june  2018
07:30  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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If Foran is allowed to retire , Canterbury will be granted the same luxuries, keeping his lucrative contract out of next year's salary cap to give them some much-need cash to play with. A major risk when signing him, Foran planned on reuniting with former coach Des Hasler on a multi-million dollar

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Injured Bulldogs player Kieran Foran.© Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Injured Bulldogs player Kieran Foran.

He's played just 12 games in blue and white, but Kieran Foran's life at Canterbury, and in the NRL, may already be over with the club hoping to retire him on medical grounds.

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Battling hamstring injuries in the past, the star recruit is currently sidelined with a toe injury while also carrying a shoulder-neck issue, with Wide World of Sports' The Mole reporting his injury woes have pushed the club to look at their options.

Parramatta encountered the same issue with Foran's former teammate Anthony Watmough in 2016 as the NRL cleared his knee injury as career-ending, allowing them to remove his mammoth contract out of their salary cap.

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NINE reports the Bulldogs are hoping to retire Foran , who is currently sidelined for at least a month with a toe injury as well carrying a neck-shoulder issue, on medical grounds to free up salary cap space. Foran was signed by former coach Des Hasler last year for a three-year

Canterbury have shot down reports they'e looking to force decorated playmaker Kieran Foran into medical retirement . CEO Andrew Hill on Thursday night denied the Hill said there was no substance to claims the injury-plagued New Zealand international could be forced to retire on medical grounds .

If Foran is allowed to retire, Canterbury will be granted the same luxuries, keeping his lucrative contract out of next year's salary cap to give them some much-need cash to play with.

A major risk when signing him, Foran planned on reuniting with former coach Des Hasler on a multi-million dollar deal to reinvigorate the competition's worst attacking side in 2017.

A year on not much has changed as the club has scored the second least points of any side this season.

Foran has failed to live up to the hype that saw him evolve into one of the world's best players at Manly, delivering few highlights in a slow start to the year at Belmore.

The club has already been forced to let Moses Mbye take up a deal at the Tigers, while high-earning prop Aaron Woods is on the verge of linking up with Cronulla to alleviate more salary cap pressure.

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