The mystery man at the center of the most recent NRL controversy insists he doesn’t know if Manly star Tom Trbojevic got injured during his run in The Corso, but he’s certain that he beat the full-back of the NRL in their impromptu run.
The Sea Eagles were sent into free fall on Monday after announcing that Trbojevic would miss the start of the season, having torn his hamstrings slipping into the shower.
Having already spent the majority of last season on the sidelines with an injury, the news of Trobjevic’s latest setback was the last thing the Silvertails hoped to hear. after the poor performance of the team last year.
But when Trbojevic’s sight surfaced hours later with a punter in the Manly Corso on Saturday night, it raised questions about the true cause of the injury.
Both club and player were forced to deny the injury that occurred during Trbojevic’s late night sprint, with the full-back saying: “I was having a drink and I was an idiot on the Corso. I know how it goes. watch but I swear I didn’t hurt him then. “
And now, the mysterious man at the center of the latest NRL controversy, known simply as “ Harry, ” has revealed his version of the weekend’s events.
“Well I saw it on The Corso and thought I would ask for a picture,” Harry told Ben Fordham on 2GB Radio. “I went up and he took the picture, then I thought maybe I would take my picture, ask him for a run too.
“At first he said no, but then I kind of convinced him, and then it was just over.”
Trbojevic filmed in Manly foot-race
When asked who won their impromptu sprint, Harry was blunt.
“Yeah, did you see the video. It was a regular race, neither of us had a warm-up.”
Harry also revealed that he didn’t notice if Trbojevic got injured during the race, but was unwilling to rule it out.
“I don’t think he was fine when he was leaving but I’m not the one to say he hurt him during the race or in the toilet,” he said.
“Sorry you had to lose the race first, I hope he’s better, but it takes two for the tango.”
The young man who is also a Wests Tigers fan has revealed that he has been trying to keep a low profile since the incident,
“(He’s gone) not too well, I get a few calls, but kind of stay under the radar,” he says.
“My parents think I’m a living legend, they didn’t know I was that fast.
“If I get offers (NRL), I can talk to certain people.”
Trbojevic’s latest injury is not a recurrence of the left hamstring issues that plagued him in the past, but rather an entirely separate issue with his other leg.
It comes just days after it was revealed that Trbojevic and the returning Kieran Foran had been working with “ hamstring whisperer ” David Opar and his team at Australian Catholic University while their hamstrings- Suspected leggings were subjected to a series of extensive tests before Christmas.
The 23-year-old is arguably the most exciting player in the competition when in shape, but has struggled to stay in shape recently, playing just 19 NRL games in 2019 and 2020.