'Life Is Bigger Than Footy': Grundy

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IN PHOTO: Australia's team fields at sunset during their Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India in Sydney, March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Christo

Collingwood Magpies’ Brody Grundy was very happy that the neck injury he sustained from Friday’s training was not anything worse putting into perspective that “life is bigger than footy”, and left him “counting his blessings.”

Reports from the Age state the young ruckman expects to wear a neck brace for two weeks and then assess his recovery before setting a possible return date.

Pies Football Manager Neil Balme said that Grundy can hopefully be back in service as early as Magpies’ next match against Fremantle at Domain Stadium on Thursday night after this week’s bye. Grundy was fortunate that the incident did not have more severe consequences.

“I don’t have any pain, I just have a bit of soreness around my neck... [There was a] bit of compression from the top of my head and the spinal column kind of buckled a little bit, so the ligament tore and there's some haematoma around there." Grundy said. 

Grundy, the club’s first-round pick of the 2012 draft, was thankful that the club’s medical staff took good care in treating him as he was carefully taken away from training in an ambulance.

“I thought it was a little bit over the top when it was happening, but I’m very thankful that the protocol that they had, they followed it,” the 21-year old ruckman said.