Sickening Michael Chee Kan concussion overshadows gritty Eels win

WA Today

By Christian Nicolussi

July 23, 2020

A gritty western Sydney derby was overshadowed by sickening scenes of Wests Tigers Michael Chee Kam suffering a seizure after being knocked out.

Maika Sivo bagged a double as the Eels won 26-16 and went back to the top of the NRL ladder for at least 24 hours.

By Christian Nicolussi

July 23, 2020

Prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard was outstanding, including a freakish 50-metre try,

while skipper Clint Gutherson is incapable of producing a bad performance.while skipper Clint Gutherson is incapable of producing a bad performance.

The scoreline did not do the Tigers justice given they lost Chee Kam and Adam

Doueihi to head-injury assessments - Doueihi was also placed on report for a Doueihi to head-injury assessments - Doueihi was also placed on report for a shoulder charge - while they were on the wrong end of the penalty counts, set

restarts and possession.

Silence fell across the ground when Chee Kam's night ended approaching the half hour, especially the scenes that immediately followed.

Chee Kam went low on Eels back-rower Shaun Lane and was clearly in trouble ashe failed to move on the turf. His arms and legs then started to convulse.

A Tigers trainer charged nearly 50 metres to tell referee Gerard Sutton to stop the game as replays or any TV footage of Chee Kam was kept off the big screen inside

the ground.

Several Eels trainers made a point of helping Chee Kam on to the back of amedicab in a wonderful show of support.


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