Sheffield news Bradford Bulls' Chester Butler suffers awful injury resulting in loss of vision PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Wales international suffered a gruesome eye injury during the Rugby League World Cup.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Chester Butler has shed light on a horrific eye injury suffered in the World Cup that has resulted in him partially losing his vision. The Wales and Bradford Bulls ace has suffered a bleed behind his eye after a freak incident in Wales' final World Cup match against Papua New Guinea. Three weeks on, the former Huddersfield Giants forward still has blurred vision and is potentially looking at an eye operation as he continues to suffer issues as a result of the injury. "I've gone into a tackle and from the other side Connor Davies has gone in with a swinging arm and as he's come round his finger has gone straight in my eye," Butler said. "I thought at first it was a hand off, it's so fast in rugby that you don't really know. I knew straight away that something serious had happened. I know what an eye poke is like, you get them all the time in rugby league, so I knew it was more serious than that. As soon as I opened both my eyes, it was just black from one eye. Eventually I got half of my vision back and it was blurry, like swimming in a pool with no goggles on." Read more: Update on England plans to participate in new-look European Championship in 2023 Butler was sent to hospital in the aftermath of the incident, which confirmed a bleed behind his eye as well as several scratches. "I was prescribed a load of anti-inflammatories to bring the swelling and bruising down and to go back two weeks later.
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. I've hardly any vision, it feels like I'm walking around partially drunk because one eye is blurred and one is fine, it's quite disorientating."
Butler is still struggling with his vision after the injury three weeks ago. As a result, the 26-year-old is currently unable to drive and has been advised to stay away from intense training, which threatens to hinder his plans for the upcoming season. It's rotten luck for the Halifax-born star, who endured a horrible two-and-a-half-year spell on the sidelines with several serious injuries. "I've heard these cases can take up to two or three months and hopefully that's not the case and with the right care and treatment I can get going. Hopefully it's just blunt force trauma and a case of rest of recovery but as I say, it's a big part of anyone's life is their eyesight. "We're still discovering at this stage what it is but if I'm honest I've never had this before. It's just unfortunate timing after two-and-a-half years with other battles. I got through this season playing over 20 games and playing in the World Cup and the next aim was to have my first full pre-season in years and have my best year yet. It's one of those things and hopefully it resolves itself soon and I can avoid surgery." Read next Brodie Croft future latest as Salford half-back reportedly attracts NRL interest Warrington Wolves address speculation linking George Williams with return to NRL Catalans Dragons tackling post-World Cup issues that have forced disrupted start Bradford Bulls confirm arrival of Papua New Guinea powerhouse
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