Brad Moye is disappointed to be missing Marrar’s grand final date with Temora but knows things could be worse.
He went to hospital with an erratic heart-rate after their semi-final loss to the Roos and spent three days there with a collapsed lung.
“They said if I didn’t come to hospital it just puts more pressure on your heart and you can have a heart attack,” Moye said.
Ordered to have to little activity for a month, and no contact before January, Moye watched on as his teammates, including brother Jackson, beat East Wagga-Kooringal last week despite also missing Geoff Spriggs and Jack Reynolds.
All three are out on Saturday and the reality of missing a grand final hit home this week.
“It was good to see the boys make it. It does hit you a bit that you won’t be there playing, it’s hard watching,” he said.
Having won three with Temora earlier in his career, Moye’s advice to his teammates is to keep calm.
“Anything can happen in the games. You’ve just got to keep your composure and stick to the game plan, to the basics, and don’t try to do too much fancy stuff,” he said.