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Luke Keary, Roosters, Patrick Carrigan, hip-drop tackle, suspension, Jackson Hastings injury

Roosters star Luke Carey says he has done “probably 100” hip drops in his career but insists players are “very careful now” about the risks.

It came as Broncos forward Patrick Carrigan was handed a four-game suspension for a hip-drop tackle, while Jackson Hastings was ruled out for the rest of the season with serious foot and ankle injuries.

Dragons forward Tyrell Fuimano suffered a similar injury as Haze Dunster tore his ACL, PCL and MCL in a Test match after Els back.

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Speaking on Fox League’s podcast, Carey admitted that he has performed many hip-drops due to “fatigue or poor technique” but better understanding the risks of being ejected from the game.

“I’ve probably seen him come into the game in the last 12-18 months,” he said.

At the beginning of the year (Tyrrell) Fuimano had a big suspension and I remember seeing it at the time and thinking ‘I don’t see anything wrong with it’, but gradually I realized that it was a bad solution.

“Actually I made 100 and I think because I’m easy, maybe I’m not a threat to the ball runner. But looking at them now, they look terrible.

“I can tell you that none of the players are doing it on purpose, it’s good to go in there to stop someone. But we have to publish it as a game.

“It’s not something we practice as players and no player goes into it on purpose. It only happens with fatigue and poor technique.

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Asked if the hip drop could be a result of the tackling techniques players learn during training, Carey said, “Absolutely.”

“The worst you see is two up and one on the legs and that’s what we’ve learned as a game,” he added.

That’s the tactic they’ve spent in the game over the last 15 years – two up and one on the feet – one where they have to be very, very careful where the feet hit and slide. “

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He reiterated that players do not intend to cause harm.

“That needs to be sealed… but as players we’re definitely more careful now not to slip up on each other,” he said.

“You don’t want to see other players get hurt, you’re not going to hurt them so we’ll definitely be careful.

But at the beginning of the year, to be honest, it wasn’t something we thought about or thought was dangerous.

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