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quanco (IP Logged)

14 September, 2018 16:15
At present, up to a maximum of £400,000 per season is available to each Premiership Club to replace any “long-term” injured players without impacting on their Salary Cap ceiling. So far as I am aware, “long-term” is considered to be 12 weeks or more.

I often see Press releases quoting a 12 week expected return period, then 6-8 weeks later seeing a very quick turn-around for the player(s) in question. This question is by no means aimed at Bath but rather Premiership Clubs as a whole; is there a tendency to estimate a return of 12-weeks rather than fewer to enable this dispensation to be available, even in instances where a return to action is likely to be sooner? If not, what is there to stop this because I could not find any regulations to define this.

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