Leeds Rhinos Stevie Ward is now back in full time training and is hoping to make his Super League return in the next few weeks.
The 25 year old has been out of action since round three after sustaining a knee injury which he has since had surgery on back in February against St Helens. He is hoping to be back for the Rhinos game against Castleford Tigers on July 5th, however he could be available for the game against the Catalan Dragons five days earlier.
On returning from injury he said: “I am just putting everything into practice that I can do. I have worked really hard on my ‘rehab’ and the stuff around it and I can’t wait to get back on the field and share a bit of the journey with the boys.
“It is a weird one; through different times of the injury sometimes it felt like it was progressing and other times it didn’t. Now I am back running and doing contact so I am back in the main bits of it now and it’s not long until I am back out there.
“My knee has reacted well over the last few weeks and it’ll be nice to get out there, I still haven’t played in the full [rebuilt] stadium yet, so I am looking forward to that when I get the chance.”