Keary denies concussion impact, eyes Origin debut

Luke Keary in telling admission about NRL retirement amid Blues Origin development | Jason Patrick

The Roosters' star player, Luke Keary, has made a candid revelation about his NRL retirement amidst speculation about his potential State of Origin debut.

The seasoned five-eighth, a three-time premiership winner and Clive Churchill Medallist, caught everyone off guard with his decision to hang up his boots after this season, despite originally planning to stay with the Roosters until 2025.

Keary, who has been in outstanding form this season and has helped propel the Roosters into fifth place on the ladder with three consecutive wins, has now found himself in the mix for a spot in the injury-plagued Blues squad for Origin.

This unexpected twist in his career has raised eyebrows and sparked excitement among fans.

Although rumors suggested that Keary's history of concussions may have influenced his retirement, the playmaker has staunchly denied this claim, insisting that his health is not the main reason behind his decision.

In a defiant statement to reporters, Keary emphasized that his well-being was not a factor in his choice to walk away from the NRL.

"I know my own reasons for calling it quits, and my head injuries weren't a major concern for me," Keary explained, expressing frustration at the speculation surrounding his health.

"If that was the case, I wouldn't even be on the field today.

You can't play at this level if you're constantly worried about your safety."

With his exit looming, Keary's future remains uncertain, but one thing is for sure: his impact on the game and his potential Origin debut will be closely watched by fans and pundits alike.

As he navigates this new chapter in his career, Keary's legacy in Rugby League is set to endure, leaving a lasting mark on the sport.

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