Leeds Rhinos Heartbreak: Morgan Gannon Ruled Out for 2024 Season due to Concussion

Rugby League Heartache: Leeds Rhinos Star Gannon Ruled Out for 2024 Season

The 2024 campaign has been a challenging one for the Leeds Rhinos, as a string of injuries has sidelined several key players. Now, the club has suffered another blow, with a promising young talent set to miss the remainder of the season.

Gannon’s Disappointing Setback

In a statement released by the Rhinos, the club confirmed that forward Morgan Gannon will be absent for the rest of the year due to the lingering effects of a series of head injuries. Gannon expressed his disappointment, but emphasized that the decision was made with his long-term well-being in mind.

“After speaking with the concussion specialists, medical staff and coaching staff at Leeds, it has been decided that I will not participate in the 2024 season,” said Gannon. “I am in perfect health and not suffering any of the side effects of concussion, but it is purely a decision to allow my brain time to heal, rest and recover from the concussions I’ve suffered in close succession.”

The talented youngster went on to express his gratitude for the club’s support during this challenging process, and his determination to make a strong comeback in 2025.

Rhinos Pledge Support for Gannon

Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith echoed Gannon’s sentiments, pledging to ensure the player receives the best possible care and support as he looks to return to action next season.

“We will ensure that Morgan gets the best possible support as he looks to return to action next season,” Smith stated. “He is still very much part of our squad and trains with the boys with everything that can be done without contact. As well as being around the group, Morgan is also using the time to develop himself personally as he gains qualifications, and our strength and conditioning staff have developed a specific programme that we believe will make sure that when Morgan is ready to return, he will be physically ready for the demands of playing Super League.”

Smith expressed confidence in Gannon’s long-term prospects, stating that this “short period off the field will enable him to fulfil his potential in the sport.”

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