Reports have emerged in Australia suggesting Alex McKinnon is considering taking legal action against Melbourne Storm and the NRL over the spear tackle which left him in a wheelchair.
WAToday.com are reporting that McKinnon is weighing up whether to pursue down the route, but one leading sports lawyer, Tim Fuller, a sports lawyer with McInnes Wilson Lawyers and a former NRL player, said McKinnon could fetch about $10 million should he win his case.
“I don’t think those figures are beyond the realms of possibility,” Fuller told WAToday.com. “If they can quantify that with the right evidence, that is the sort of figure they would be aiming for.
“On face value this seems like a legitimate and valid cause of action, undoubtedly. There’s no doubt there would be evidence to support that he would have been a member of a forward pack for an eight- to 10-year period. We’re not talking about a fringe player. At a very young age he had established himself.”