Liam Cullen has been left unable to work after suffering a brain injury in a tackle during a country rugby league match in 2014. Picture: Shine Lawyers
A QUEENSLAND country rugby league player who forgot he had a three-week-old child after a crunching tackle is suing an opposition team for $1.4 million. He claims an illegal 2014 hit left him brain damaged.
Liam Cullen, 32, was playing for central Queensland’s Roma and District League team St George when he was knocked out in a collision with a player from the opposing team, Roma Cities.
According to a statement of claim lodged in the Brisbane Supreme Court, the Roma Cities player struck him “without warning”.
In the landmark claim, thefather-of-three is seeking the million dollar plus payout, from both the club and the player, to cover loss of income and medical costs.
He claims he has been left with just 80 per cent brain function and unable to return to work as a project manager for civil engineering firm the Proterra Group.