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Why clubs sometimes need to tell ‘half-truths’

Secrecy in injury reporting might be necessary.

Dangerfield wrote in the Herald Sun that clubs can gain an advantage by being secretive with injury updates.

The Geelong superstar says it’s not always “lying”.

“I don’t know whether it’s a lie or if it’s just a half-truth, not quite giving the full detail,” Dangerfield said on 3AW Football.

“It’s just the way our industry is. It leaves areas of grey.

“As clubs, we’ll use that to our advantage.

“I don’t want to tell people if I’ve got broken ribs because I’ll be targeted.”

But Dangerfield said while it can be of benefit to a club, individuals can sometimes be left harshly treated by leaving out some of the facts.

“If it’s reported a player’s out of form, it may be because of some underlying injury.”

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