With perhaps the most important season of his career on the horizon, Melbourne Storm CEO Justin Rodski says Cameron Munster is “in very good shape” after his brief stint in rehabilitation.
Munster made the decision to enroll in a rehab center after a video leaked of him and his Storm teammates Brandon Smith and Chris Lewis partying with a white substance.
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These videos proved costly for the trio, especially Munster – he was kicked out of the club’s management group and given a suspended fine of $ 100,000 by the club.
In a moving press conference after the video was leaked, Munster announced he would be embarking on a four-week rehabilitation program to deal with his “difficult relationship with alcohol,” and recently completed his stay in a Queensland facility.
Needing little extra motivation to prove his worth in 2022, Rodski revealed Munster is already back in training with the club on a voluntary basis and believes the 27-year-old “has the capacity to improve. again”.
“He finished his stint in his rehabilitation clinic, he came back in very good shape,” said Rodski.
âHe went back to practice yesterday with some of the new guys who came home early.
âHis mindset is really positive and we are really looking forward to him having a big preseason and focusing on putting all the steps in place to improve as a person and as a player. that player.
âI know from talking to him yesterday that he’s really determined on this.
âHe’s really excited about it. We think he’s an amazing player who has the ability to improve again.
“I have no doubts that the work he has already done and the commitment he has shown to improve as a person will also help him be a better player.”
Rodski hopes Munster’s improvement will happen in The Storm, and not elsewhere in the NRL.
Speculation was rife with reports the Maroons star would be returning to his home country by moving to the Dolphins, but Storm chairman Matt Trip called off any further discussion on Munster, telling Triple M. “Cam has indicated that he wanted to see his career at the club “.
Rodski recognized Munster’s importance to Melbourne and reiterated his desire to see the five-eighths join Storm legends Billy Slater and Cameron Smith as a club greats.
“He is a renowned player, Cameron Munster,” said Rodski. âOriginal player, Kangaroos player, star player.
âIt’s no surprise that there has been interest in him, being a Queenslander.
âHe’s under contract with the Melbourne Storm for 2022 and 2023, and we can’t wait for him to play for the Storm.
“Who knows what happens after this?”
“Chances are, if he continues as he is, he will be a one-club player at the Melbourne Storm.”