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Rabbitohs High Performance Manager Troy Thomson updates us on the casualty ward at the Club in the final High Performance Update for 2014.

Thomson provides an update on Sam Burgess, who underwent surgery after sustaining multilple fractures to his cheekbone and eye-socket in the Grand Final.

“He’s still a little bit sore and swollen,” said Thomson.

“The surgeon that looked after him was one of the best in Sydney and Australia, so we were really happy that he was in good hands there.”

In what is an unusual occurrence for the High Performance Manager, Thomson cited that the vast majority of the squad is in good condition leading into the pre-season thanks to his staff.

“We’ve been quite fortunate this year – great credit to our performance staff, they looked after them (the players) really well through the year,” said Thomson.

“We haven’t had to go in and clean too many of them up at all (with surgery), which is really unusual for a first grade NRL side – we’ll be right to hit the ground running in November.”

Thomson added that Rabbitohs new recruits such as Tim Grant and Glenn Stewart have already shown up at Redfern and are looking forward to the upcoming pre-season.

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