Weyman: Counting Down The Days
Wednesday 16 January 2013 10:00 AM
VIDEO: WIN TV TALKS TO MICHAEL WEYMAN AS HE RETURNS FROM INJURY
St George Illawarra Dragons prop Michael Weyman is looking forward to his return to action having entered the final stages of his knee rehabilitation.
The Moruya junior had suffered the season ending ACL-injury during the round 10 fixture against the Penrith Panthers last campaign but expects to return to full training in the coming weeks.
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The prop concedes he found it difficult to sit on the sidelines for almost an entire season but found refuge away from the pitch with his family and local community.
Weyman was impressed with the way some of the younger Dragons stepped up in his absence and is looking forward to a tough competition for places in the squad this season.
The Australia representative is confident his knee will be back to 100% come the start of the NRL season.
“My knee is going really well, the rehab is coming along and I’m just taking it nice and slow but it’s all going according to plan and I’m really looking forward to getting back out there,” said Weyman.
“I’m back running again and I’m not far off full training but it’s just about getting the rehab right and it’s just one of those things you have to take slow.
“I’m aiming to be back for round one but I’d really like to get a trial game under my belt and possibly the Charity Shield.
“It’s tough watching your mates go out there every week and play and not being able to be involved.
“A long injury like this just gets you hungrier for footy again and you really value what we do for a living when you can’t do it, so it’s one of those things that really freshens you mentally.
“I did get to go out into the community as a Dragons representative as well as go home and see all my family whilst I wasn’t playing so it worked out nicely that I got to go out there and do all that for myself and for the club.
“With me out of the picture it gave guys like Jack De Belin and Jack Stockwell the chance to get more time on the field and I think they showed what a promising young crop of players we have here at the club. I’ll have to work hard to get back into the side at this rate.
“My knee is going to be 100%, it’s one of those things you can’t have doubt in and you just need to put your head down and getting everything right.”