Reed facing blurred vision for life

Brisbane centre Jack Reed has revealed that he could suffer from blurred vision for the rest of his life, after suffering a damaged retina.

The injury occurred as the result of an accidental elbow in the Broncos’ round three NRL fixture with Penrith Panthers.

Reed missed only one game, thanks to undergoing laser surgey, but he is still experincing blurred vision and spots in his vision, though his headaches have subsided after treatment.

The England threequarter is uncertain whether his vision will ever be normal again.

“I’m not too sure to be honest,” the 27-year-old said, according to the Brisbane Courier-Mail.

“It was a bit of a scary moment losing your vision.

“My vision’s still a little blurry but hopefully it settles over time. The vision should come back, or it could be as it is for the rest of time.

“It’s a little bit blurry and spotty. It’s nothing too bad. My vision is still pretty much 20-20 and I’m able to play footy.”

Reed remains open to the prospect of a return to international action with England, and Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is now England coach.

“Everyone wants to play rep footy. It’s always a goal,” Reed added.

“Wayne’s coaching England and if I’m not playing for the club, then I’m not going to get a look-in there.

“I haven’t really spoken to him about it. He’s too busy cracking his funny jokes.

“I’d love to represent my country one day again.”

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