Cow­boys battle virus in lead- up to big match

Townsville Bulletin - - Rugby League -

A BOUT of vi­ral con­junc­tivi­tis hit some mem­bers of the Cow­boys camp this week but no player will miss Satur­day night’s game.

In good news for fans, not one player af­fected by the eye in­fec­tion missed a train­ing session this week.

Cow­boys gen­eral man­ager of foot­ball Peter Parr said eye drops were given to the whole squad to stop the in­fec­tion from spread­ing any fur­ther.

‘‘ The big­gest drama with con­junc­tivi­tis is that it’s con­ta­gious so we were able to en­sure we got on top of it early,’’ he said.

‘‘ The three worst ( af­fected) were Ash Graham, Wil­lie Tonga and Glenn Hall.

‘‘ No­body had to miss a train­ing session, the play­ers have not been sick.

‘‘ All they’ve had is some ir­ri­ta­tion, weep­ing around the eye, it hasn’t af­fected prepa­ra­tions at all.’’

Parr said it was be­lieved the in­fec­tion was picked up last week.

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