A crisis of confidence surrounding the state of his knees is apparently what prompted Sharks flyhalf Steve Meyer to quite the game this week.
A friend of the site had a chat to Meyer’s dad this morning. Apparently, despite being passed fit to play by the Sharks medical staff, the flyhalf decided to rather hang up his boots as he fears he has not sufficiently recovered from an old knee injury. Meyer has been playing just fine for Perpignan, though, but perhaps the additional intensity of Super 14 rugby is what has put him off.
The major motivating factor here appears to be Meyer’s fear that he would let the team down at some stage during the course of the season if his knee flared up again. He’d rather call it a day now – two days before the opening game! That’s kinda noble of you, Steve, really – but perhaps you could have done your soul-searching a few weeks ago and left us with enough time to find a replacement?
Meyer seems to have brought his own set of demons with him from France and maybe it’s better for everyone concerned that this has come to a head now. Goodness knows, we don’t need yet another mentally fragile player in the set up right now!
What do you guys think? This is the “official” line from the Meyer camp. Does it hold water to you, or am I not the only one detecting a whiff of smoke?Tweet