Raiders saved me from myself

By Lee Gaskin
Updated April 10 2014 - 11:08pm, first published 8:00pm
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05:  Joel Edwards of the Raiders is taken off the field on a stretcher after a heavy tackle during the round five NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders at Sportingbet Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images) Photo: Matt Blyth
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Joel Edwards of the Raiders is taken off the field on a stretcher after a heavy tackle during the round five NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and Canberra Raiders at Sportingbet Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images) Photo: Matt Blyth

Canberra forward Joel Edwards credits the NRL club for putting his welfare first, admitting the Raiders saved him from his footballing instinct to play on after a second consecutive concussion last weekend.

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