Ouch: How Boyd Cordner Got Injured Filming ‘SAS Australia’

Boyd Cordner is on SAS Australia in 2023.

The countdown to SAS Australia is on, and Channel 7 has been slowly giving us some breadcrumbs as to what we can expect from its upcoming season. One of the celebrity contestants this year is Boyd Cordner, who is a former Australian NRL player for the Sydney Roosters.

However, if you’re not an NRL fan, you might not know Boyd’s dramatic story. Here’s what we know about this notable athlete.

What Is Boyd Cordner Doing Now?

Since Boyd Cordner retired from representing the Sydney Roosters, he has gone onto coach the team.

In 2023, Boyd will also be competing on the upcoming season of SAS Australia. However, the filming experience was filled with strife. While filming SAS Australia, Boyd was seriously injured. According to Channel 7 sources, he tore a pectoral muscle while overseas in Jordan. 

Now, this wasn’t the first time that Boyd hurt his pectoral muscle. In 2016, suffered a similar injury while doing bench presses during a gym sesh.

“I went to push up on the last rep, and I was fatiguing, and I just felt it rip. It’s something I’ll never forget,” he said.

“I thought I could hear it because I felt it. It was like a massive piece of velcro peeling off. Jake Friend was [with me] at the time. I yelled and actually dropped it on me. He was in shock as well, because he knew what was happening.”

This mistake made Boyd miss several rounds of the NRL’s 2016 season.

It is currently unclear what Boyd Cordner’s most recent injury will mean for his SAS Australia dreams.

Where Was Boyd Cordner Born?

Boyd Cordner was born in the coastal town of Taree, NSW.

Why Did Boyd Cordner Retire From Footy?

Boyd Cordner announced his retirement from the NRL in 2021, at the age of 29. He was forced to retire from this game after receiving multiple concussions. 

“Player welfare and player safety has got to be the forefront of everything,” Boyd said when he announced his retirement.

“There’s been a lot of talk about the way the game’s changed, and it is changing, but in all of that we’ve got to find a really good balance with it. We’ve seen over the last week, we’re starting to find that, which is good.

“But for me personally, with the head highs, all of my concussions and head knocks have sorted of been from me and my tackling technique. But I do support the NRL in what they’re trying to do.”

You can gobble up SAS Australia in October on Channel 7 and 7plus. In the meantime, you can tune into the previous seasons on 7Plus.

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